Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding Competition

Disclosure – I have worked with the Alexia Foundation in the past and I have a great deal of admiration for this program, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t enter. See me and I’ll help.

Study photojournalism in London
Alexia Scholarship pays all tuition for fall semester at Syracuse University London Program in England

Cash grants, equipment and supplies will also be awarded.

Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2010.

An all-tuition scholarship to study photojournalism for a semester in London, plus a $1000 cash grant and $300 in equipment and supplies is available for the first place winner of the Alexia Foundation Scholarship and Grant Competition.

Four more awards provide partial scholarships and $500 cash grants. Scholarships are for studying photojournalism at the Syracuse University London Center in the Fall of 2010. In addition, Dury’s Photo will award gift cards of $300 for first, $250 for second, and $150 for three awards of excellence.

The cash grants and Dury’s awards are given whether or not the scholarships are accepted, and are to be used to help produce the project that is proposed as part of the application.

All students are eligible, graduate and undergrad, as long as you don’t have more than three internships or the equivalent of a year’s professional experience.

Competition rules and information are available at http://AlexiaFoundation.org
The application process is online at the website and is simple. Submit a story proposal (no more than 750 words), your portfolio (no more than 20 pictures) and a resume.

The competition rules are the same for graduates and undergrads, but the scholarship program is different for undergrads than for winners who are matriculated grad students or are now graduating seniors

The London Experience is the highlight of a photographer’s education at Syracuse University. Limited to 15 juniors, seniors, and graduate students, the London photography program offers a focused study of photography with one course covering picture essays and documentary photography. A second course, Visual Issues in the Media, includes lectures by British newspaper and wire service photographers and by American photographers on assignment in London; field trips to places such as the Royal Photographic Society, the photography departments of Reuters News Services and the Associated Press; and visit to sites such as the Photographers’ Gallery.

In addition to the two required photography courses, a wide range of liberal arts courses, including comparative politics, British history, and English literature are available to complete the course load for undergraduates. Complete academic and financial information about the SU program abroad in London is at http://studyabroadarchive.syr.edu/programs/location/london/

For more information, please contact David Sutherland at dcsuther@syr.edu

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