If you love taking pictures or making videos, you may very well be able to turn your love for the visual arts into an opportunity that can help you pay your way through college. Gone are the days when all scholarship contests were essay-based. Now a number of organizations are offering scholarship contests to students that entail a photography or videography submission instead of a written submission. The majority of these contests are open to students who plan to major in the visual arts, film, film production, journalism, or cinematography. Some are available to students who are traveling abroad or plan to travel abroad.
If you dream of doing photography, photojournalism, or cinematography for a living, winning a scholarship for photography could be your first step along that pathway. Below you will find a number of exciting scholarship opportunities. So good luck, and give it your best shot!