2023 Scholarship Recipients
This is the Foundation’s 16th 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 Steve Bodinet, formerly of KTVK-KPHO, Channel 3, Phoenix and Elise Wilson, of Aspen PRO Media, Arizona.
Seven high school students each received a Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with lenses, memory card and back pack. (The Foundation normally awards cameras to only five students annually but because of the many worthy applications received this year, decided to award seven.)
Platte County High School
Platte City, Missouri
Centaurus High School
Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Cissna Park High School
Cissna Park, Illinois
Rex Putnam High School
Deer Park High School
Deer Park, Texas
Michelle Anette Gallardo Vargas
Bonita Vista Senior High School
Chula Vista, California
Four college and graduate students each received a $2,500 scholarship, payable to their school. Three awards were for video work, while one award was for still photography. Two additional honorable mention scholarships were also awarded for $1,500 each (for college still work).
College and Graduate Student Video Awards
University of Missouri
University of Oklahoma
University of California, Berkeley
College Still Awards
University of Florida
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio