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.

High School:

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.)

EmmaLyn Burnett photo sample

EmmaLyn Burnett
Platte County High School
Platte City, Missouri

Finn Feldman photo sample

Finn Feldman
Centaurus High School
Lafayette, Colorado

Rode’o Hanson photo sample

Rode’o Hanson
Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School
West Chester, Pennsylvania

Chase Petry photo sample

Chase Petry
Cissna Park High School
Cissna Park, Illinois

Andrew Saylor photo sample

Andrew Saylor
Rex Putnam High School
Milwaukie, Oregon

Kylee Schroeder photo sample

Kylee Schroeder
Deer Park High School
Deer Park, Texas

Michelle Anette Gallardo Vargas photo sample

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

Jalyn Henderson video sample

Jalyn Henderson
Graduate Student
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri

Lisa Maslovskaya video sample

Lisa Maslovskaya
Undergraduate Student
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma

Kelsey Oliver video sample

Kelsey Oliver
Graduate Student
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California

College Still Awards

Lorenzo Vasquez photo sample

Lorenzo Vasquez
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Angela LaRosa photo sample

Angela LaRosa
Honorable Mention
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

Samantha Nance photo sample

Samantha Nance
Honorable Mention
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana