2018 Scholarship Recipients

This is the Foundation’s eleventh 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:

Six high school students each received a Nikon D3500 camera with lenses, carrying case and memory card.

Elyse Bucheli Photo Sample

Elyse Bucheli
John H. Pitman High School
Turlock, California

Elizabeth Gourley Photo Sample

Elizabeth Gourley
Crawfordsville High School
Crawfordsville, Indiana

Erica Grifaldo Photo Sample

Erica Grifaldo
Navasota High School
Navasota, Texas

Sofia Lopez Photo Sample

Sofia Lopez
Everest Public High School
Redwood City, California

Mia Lynch Photo Sample

Mia Lynch
American International School of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Madelynn Luckey Photo Sample

Madelynn Luckey
Conroe High School
Conroe, Texas

College:

Five college students each received a $2,500 scholarship, payable to their school.

Christy Achen Video Sample

Christy Achen
Utah State University
Logan, Utah

Skyler Ballard Video Sample

Skyler Ballard
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Michelle Hanks Video Sample

Michelle Hanks
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Ayanna Likens Video Sample

Ayanna Likens
Utah State University
Logan, Utah

Brianna Silva Photo Sample

Brianna Silva – Still Photography Winner
San Antonio College
San Antonio, Texas

Graduate Students:

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

McKenzie Pavacich Video Sample

McKenzie Pavacich
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona

A second graduate student received a $1,500 scholarship, payable to her school.

Rebecca Blandon Video Sample

Rebecca Blandon – Honorable Mention
New York University
New York, New York

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