Alexia Foundation 2017 Student Grants
- Fully Funded
- 14 February 2017
The Alexia Foundation offers a Student Alexia Grant to enable current college student photographers to produce substantial bodies of work that share the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Work that helps bring about change is more valued. Grants are administered by the Foundation and the endowed Alexia Chair at The Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
The Grant was established to help promote world peace and cultural understanding. The strength of your written proposal will be judged equally to your image-making skills. The Grant goes to those who clearly and concisely propose significant projects that share in the Foundation’s mission and who demonstrate the ability to accomplish their proposals by showing images of the highest caliber. Photographs you submit with your proposal may be about your proposal’s subject or of past work that is of a similar type. (It is rare that a grant recipient has not already started work on the project that she or he is proposing.)
Student Grant applications will be judged in two rounds. First, members of the Alexia Board and its Advisory Council will review submissions and forward the top tier of entries to a panel of judges who will read and rank the story proposals for all those portfolios brought forward. The second and final round of judging takes place at Syracuse University and is by a three-member panel. Winning recipients are chosen based on the judging panel’s determination of the combination of the strongest proposal and photographs.
Applicants must be duly enrolled full-time students in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or abroad in a degree program at the time of application as either graduate or undergraduate students. No student who has completed more than three (3) internships or one (1) year of full-time professional experience is eligible. (“Full-time professional experience” shall be defined as earning more than one-half (1/2) of your gross annual income from photography (sales, assignments, etc.)
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Grants are given for First Place and, at judges’ discretion, Award(s) of Excellence. Grants do vary between undergraduate and graduate students. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AWARDSFirst Place Award if Recipient is an Undergraduate Student:• Tuition for one semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Tuition for a semester is approximately $21,000. • $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work. • $500 will be awarded to the student’s academic department.Award(s) of Excellence if Recipient is an Undergraduate Student:Each recipient to receive: • $1,500 to be applied to tuition at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, upon acceptance. Or tuition to attend one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm one-day workshop, a Momenta Photo Workshop, a Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant. • $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story or multimedia project. GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDSFirst Place if Recipient is a graduate student:• This award pays tuition for three graduate-level classes and program fees during the Fall semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, up to a maximum of $15,000. • $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story. • $500 will be awarded to the student’s academic department.Award(s) of Excellence if the Recipient is a Graduate Student: Each recipient to receive:• $1,500 to be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University. Or tuition to attend one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm one-day workshop, a Momenta Photo Workshop, a Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant. • $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story or multimedia project.
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