NPPF Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The National Press Photographers Foundation’s scholarship applications are due by March 1. They have some $14,000 available.

From the site:

Bob East – $2,000

Bob East was a colorful and widely known veteran photographer at The Miami Herald. He died from a surgical accident in 1985, after more than 45 years in the profession. NPPA’s national secretary; he mentored many interns.

Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Bob Baxter – $2,000

Named for a New Jersey photographer who was paralyzed in an auto accident but continued to pursue photojournalism education. Baxter set up this scholarship before his death.

Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Reid Blackburn – $2,000

Established by The Columbian newspaper of Vancouver, Wash., where Reid Blackburn, 27, was a photographer until his death. He died in 1980 while on assignment covering the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.

Open only to undergraduate students.

NPPF Still and Multimedia – $2,000

NPPA members provide support for this scholarship, especially members of the NPPF Booster Club made up of NPPA life members. The scholarship is for photojournalism students concentrating on still and multimedia.

Open only to undergraduate students.

Jimi Lott – $2,000

Jimi Lott, a Seattle Times photographer for over 20 years, was known for his keen eye, his compassion, and boundless energy. His work focused on the less fortunate in the community including the homeless and the mentally ill. He died in 2005 at age 52.

Open only to undergraduate students.

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