The Weston Scholarship

  • Deadline: 04/20/2024
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 35
  • Award Amount: $1,000
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  • Phone: 831-233-2100
  • Fax: Not Available
  • Email:
  • Address: 251 Highway 1 Carmel, CA 93923

The Weston Scholarship was established in 2004 by Kim and Gina Weston.

Since its foundation, they have been supporting high school and college students studying fine art photography.

Full Description

The judging will be based on originality, clarity, consistency of vision, and presentation.

Who's eligible?

The Weston Scholarship requires that the students must be enrolled in a Monterey County high school, college, or university when they apply for the award, while those students who are in a film photography class in the Fall Semester prior to the competition can apply with images taken during that or the Spring Semester.

Students may be full-time or part-time and proof of registration is required.

If you belong to those applicants who have been awarded first place in a past Weston Scholarship competition, you should know that you are not eligible to win the same award again.

In case you are younger than 18, you have a parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate in the Weston Scholarship Competition which can be downloaded from the official website.

Students practicing black and white film photography would have a preference.

How to Apply

As you are reading this you are probably eager to apply for this award, but you do not know what the application requirements are.

You, as an applicant, have to submit a portfolio box or case containing ten, mounted, silver gelatin prints with your full name and school printed clearly on the back of each photograph and on the outside of the case.

The photographs must be made, processed and printed during the year of the competition by the applicant.

The photographs have to be of 4×5, 8×10, and 11×14, while the accepted mat board sizes are 11×14 and 16×20; students may over-mat prints but it is not required.

The photographs must have been taken, processed and printed within one year of the student’s application.

All portfolio boxes must be clearly and visibly labeled with your name and school on the outside.

Then, you are supposed to fill out and submit a completed online application found on the scholarship provider’s website or submit a printed application, signed by photography instructor, with artist’s statement, proof of school registration, and parent permission slip attached if you are younger than 18.


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