2022 Scholarship Recipients

This is the Foundation’s 15th year of providing scholarships to talented high school,
college and graduate students.

Once again, the Foundation received hundreds of applications from across the
country. Along with their portfolio of work, recipients were chosen based on several
criteria, including financial need, an essay, letters of reference and their school

The Foundation’s guest judges this year were Steve Bodinet, formerly of
KTVK-KPHO, Channel 3, Phoenix and Elise Wilson, of Aspen PRO Media, Arizona.

High School:

Five high school students each received a Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with lenses, memory card, and back pack.

A crowd of protesters in a street
Sydney Allan photo sample

Sydney Allan
McKinney High School
McKinney, Texas

A man riding a bicycle
Samarah Bentley photo sample

Samarah Bentley
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
New Orleans, Louisiana

A child holds up a sign that reads "Protect kids not guns"
Madalen Erez photo sample

Madalen Erez
Coral Springs Charter School
Coral Springs, Florida

A person in the dark
Ponette Hamel photo sample

Ponette Hamel
Cardinal Spellman High School
Brockton, Massachusetts

A person with a crown and their arm in the air
Sarah Ziff photo sample

Sarah Ziff
Thousand Oaks High School
Thousand Oaks, California


Six college students each received a $2,500 scholarship, payable to their school.  Three awards were for video work, and three awards were for still photography.

College Video Awards

Edward Franco video sample

Edward Franco
New York University
New York, New York

Lauren Scott video sample

Lauren Scott
Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, Michigan

Katie Varga video sample

Katie Varga
Utah State University
Logan, Utah

College Still Awards

Two football players in the end zone of a football game.
Marison Bilagody photo sample

Marison Bilagody
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

A woman and two children sitting in front of a tractor
Angela LaRosa photo sample

Angela LaRosa
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

A man with a mas standing over a bowl with fire in it
Kristen Yarber photo sample

Kristen Yarber
University of Maryland Global Campus
Adelphi, Maryland