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PhotographyTalk Scholarship

At PhotographyTalk, our mission is to help people become better photographers.

That includes helping amateur and professional photographers expand their skill set to take better photos and build more successful photography businesses.

Now, we’re expanding our footprint to help a whole new group of people - students - to use photography to better their place in the world.

Whether you’re studying to be an auto mechanic, a teacher or the next Jeff Bezos, photography does not discriminate. These days, we all carry around cell phones that have amazing cameras, which means anyone can master the art of photography.

We want to help the next generation of photographers realize their educational dreams by supporting students in their college studies.

Each year, one college-bound student will receive a $1,000 PhotographyTalk Scholarship that can be used for tuition, fees, and related educational expenses.

How to Apply

There are two ways to apply for the scholarship:

  1. Write an essay (1,000 words or less) that answers the questions outlined in the next section.
    1. Post the essay on
    2. Title the essay “PhotographyTalk Scholarship”
    3. Include a link back to the PhotographyTalk Scholarship page in the body of the essay.

  2. Produce a 3-5 minute video that answers the questions outlined in the next section.
    1. Post the video to YouTube
    2. Title the video “PhotographyTalk Scholarship”
    3. Include a link back to the PhotographyTalk Scholarship page in the video description

Once you’ve posted your essay or video, email us at [email protected]. In the email, please include the following:

  1. In the subject line, write “PhotographyTalk Scholarship Submission”
  2. In the body of the email, include a link to your essay or video, and your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, as well as the name and website of the college, university or vocational school to which you’ve been accepted or are currently attending.
  3. Attach documentation showing that you’ve been accepted or are currently attending a tuition-based college, university, or vocational school.

Answer the Following Questions in Your Essay or Video

  1. Provide a concrete example of how photography has impacted your life.
  2. Identify your greatest photography strength and weakness.
  3. Why do you deserve this scholarship?
  4. Where do you see yourself in five years, and how will this scholarship help you get to that point?
  5. How do you intend to use photography to improve the world in which we live?

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States.
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Applicants for the PhotographyTalk Scholarship must be accepted or enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate degree program at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school.
  • Students must be enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year.

View the PhotographyTalk Scholarship official rules.

Digital Rights Agreement

By submitting an essay or video entry for this scholarship, you agree that all content you produce will become the property of PhotographyTalk and might be used in our marketing materials, reposted to our website, social media channels, and other online forums or otherwise displayed online in partial or complete form without notification.


The PhotographyTalk Scholarship competition begins January 15, 2018 and concludes January 15, 2019. The winner of the scholarship will be chosen and announced no later than February 15, 2019. If the winner of the scholarship cannot be contacted within seven days, a new winner will be selected.


After you've posted your Video or Essay please click on the "Next" button below


Step #1: Fill Out Your Personal Information

Please fill out your personal contact information so that we can notify you once you win the scholarship. Please note that you need to provide your real name and valid information so that we can contact you.

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Step #2: Summit Your Video Or Essay

To apply for our scholarship you had to post a YouTube video or post an essay on Please provide the link to your video or essay submission below

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