2020 Scholarship Recipients

This is the Foundation’s 13th 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 transcript.

The Foundation’s guest judges this year were, once again, 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.

Chloe Amyx Photo Sample

Chloe Amyx
Christ Presbyterian Academy
Nashville, Tennessee

Marleny Ceron Photo Sample

Marleny Ceron
Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
Kansas City, Kansas

Casee Harl Photo Sample

Casee Harl
Lake Dallas High School
Corinth, Texas

Savannah Mercedes Hernandez Photo Sample

Savannah Mercedes Hernandez
Marietta High School
Marietta, Georgia

Lucki Islam Photo Sample

Lucki Islam
Dreamyard Preparatory
The Bronx, New York


Five college students each received a $2,500 scholarship, payable to their school.  Four awards were for video work, while one award was for still photography.

Video Awards

Emily Callahan Video Sample

Emily Callahan
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Joshua Sprigg Davis Video Sample

Joshua Sprigg Davis
Utah State University
Logan, Utah

Nathaniel Gillis Video Sample

Nathaniel Gillis
Utah State University
Logan, Utah

Lucas Pruitt Video Sample

Lucas Pruitt
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

College Still Awards

Brooke Jenkins Photo Sample

Brooke Jenkins
Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah

Graduate Student:

One graduate student received a $2,500 scholarship, payable to his school.

Mykhailo Bogdanov
DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois