NPPF Reid Blackburn Scholarship

NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage students with the talent and dedication to photojournalism but at the same time experience financial need to continue their studies.

Reid Blackburn $2,000 Scholarship was established by the Columbian newspaper of Vancouver where Reid Blackburn, 27, was a photographer until his death.

He died in 1980 while he was reporting about the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.

Full Description

Ten $2,000 scholarships are offered which is an excellent opportunity, and interested students should consider entering this portfolio-based competition managed by the University of Missouri.

Who's eligible?

Those interested in this scholarship should have in mind the fact that not everyone can get it and in order to be accepted as a possible winner, you will have to meet some eligibility requirements.

The award is available for the applicant who is an undergraduate in a four-year program in the United States or a graduate student, studying photojournalism.

These awards are designed for those people studying full-time or returning to college.

So, another eligibility requirement is that all applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies.

They are required to provide evidence of an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need.

How to Apply

The National Press Photographers Foundation scholarships (NPPF) require that students gather up the material entered in the University of Missouri’s College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) competition and use it again to apply for NPPF scholarships.

A good thing to know is that there are NPPF picture preparation requirements that you must fulfill, as well as the file format requirements.

Students planning to apply for NPPF Scholarships can prepare before the application opening by gathering the documents needed.

A recommendation is required from a professor familiar with your work and it has to include the professor’s name, email address and telephone number.

The person who is making recommendations will enter them online.

Furthermore, there are a few short essay questions that the applicant should write  and those are:

  • What are your major academic and professional accomplishments?
  • What is your need for an NPPF scholarship?
  • What are your career goals following graduation?

The NPPF Scholarship competition opens in September and the NPPF deadline for entries is December 2nd.

Awards will be announced during the spring semester.

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