Do you dream of being a photojournalist? Of capturing life’s big and small moments to share with the rest of the world?
The James Alan Cox Foundation seeks to help aspiring photographers and videographers not only go to college but get the equipment they need to transform their passion into a possible career path. Founded after Cox’s death in a mid-air media helicopter collision in Phoenix in 2007, the foundation has since sought to remember Cox by helping students who are just like him, dedicated to working hard and living life to the fullest.
The James Alan Cox Foundation gives two types of awards:
- Five digital cameras for five high school students
- Five $2,500 scholarship for five college or technical school students, payable to the school. NOTE: Four awards will be given for video work; one will be given for still photography.
In addition to submitting a portfolio of work, applicants must submit an application, brief essay, teacher mentor form, two letters of reference, school transcript and financial data.
The deadline for both types of scholarships is November 15, 2012
For more information on how to apply, check out the James Alan Cox Foundation’s website