2016 Scholarship Recipients

This is the Foundation’s ninth year of providing scholarships to talented high school and college 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 Steve Bodinet, formerly of KTVK, Channel 3, Phoenix and Elise Wilson, of Aspen PRO Media, Arizona.

High School:

Five high school students each received a Nikon D3400 camera with lenses, carrying case and memory card.

Julia Chapman Photo Sample

Julia Chapman
Eaton Rapids High School
Eaton Rapids, Michigan


Kali Duffy Photo Sample

Kali Duffy
New World School of the Arts
Miami, Florida


Hannah Jacobs Photo Sample

Hannah Jacobs
Arrowhead High School
Hartland, Wisconsin


Hailey Rose Viars Photo Sample

Hailey Rose Viars
Loudon High School
Loudon, Tennessee


Sophia Wade Photo Sample

Sophia Wade
Cibola High School
Albuquerque, New Mexico

College:

Five college students each received a $2,500 scholarship, payable to their school. (Because of the many talented entries received, the Foundation decided to award an additional $1,500 Honorable Mention Award for still photography.)

Still Photography Winner
Harrison Hill Photo Sample

Harrison Hill
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Video Winners

Benjamin Aijian Video Sample

Benjamin Aijian
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Robert DiRienzo Video Sample

Robert DiRienzo
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Nora Faris Video Sample

Nora Faris
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri


Braxton Jones Video Sample

Braxton Jones
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas

Honorable Mention
Mitchell Forbes Photo Sample

Mitchell Forbes
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona

Graduate Students:

Two graduate students each received a $2,500 scholarship, payable to their school. (The Foundation normally gives out one graduate student award per year, but due to the many talented entries received, decided to award an additional scholarship.)

Christina Lauren Myers Video Sample

Christina Lauren Myers
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina


Anna Spelman Video Sample

Anna Spelman
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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