Photography Scholarships

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The Sam Abell Endowed Scholarship

Sam Abell, the well known and respected American photographer whose career spans portions of 6 decades, has been teaching at MMW+C, as well as other respected institutions, for many years. Recently, a private fund raising effort was made to establish an endowed scholarship in honor of Sam and his love of the craft.  We are ecstatic to have been selected the recipient custodian for those funds, enabling one worthy student each year to attend any workshop here in Maine. The $1500 maximum tuition award will be made to a deserving student who demonstrates outstanding ability and some financial need. Merit shall be determined by the submission of a 20-image portfolio, Portfolios should be placed online for viewing, along with a current tax return and the application form.  No mailed in submissions will be accepted.  Submissions may be emailed to registrar@mainemedia.edu  with a deadline is 5PM, Friday April 28, 2017.  Awards will be announced the week of May 8, 2017. Those wishing to share in honoring Sam and furthering this endowment, please contact  mweston@mainemedia.edu


The Mattina Proctor Scholarship

Mattina R. Proctor was a philanthropist who considered Camden, Maine her home.  Growing up during the Great Depression and World War II, she was moved to compassion by suffering and injustice.  She spent her life focused on philanthropy and volunteerism, supporting causes in health, education and the arts.  The Mattina Proctor Foundation has provided generous support to Maine Media Workshops + College and these funds enable us to provide an annual need based scholarship in her name to a deserving workshop student.  Application is by evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, accompanied by latest tax return and 3 letters of recommendation as well as portfolio/reel submission. There is no application deadline.   Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing.


Karen Van Allsburg Memorial Scholarship

Maine Media Women, an organization of Maine writers, photographers, editors, and other media-related professionals will award, in collaboration wirth Maine Media Workshops+College, a tuition scholarship of up to $1000 to a qualified woman, an emerging artist who would like to further her skills with a course in still photography (preferably documentary, landscape, or portraiture).  

This need-based scholarship honors the memory of Karen Van Allsburg, a member of Maine Media Women and an alumna of Maine Photographic Workshops, our predecessor. A dynamic, creative woman who brightened every space she entered, Karen succumbed to breast cancer in December 1999 at the age of 51.

Application is by portfolio (15-20 images), evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, accompanied by latest tax return and 3 letters of recommendation.  Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu with a deadline is 5PM, Friday April 28, 2017 Awards will be announced the week of May 8, 2017 Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing. 


The Arnold Newman Scholarship

Recognized as the “Father of Environmental Portraiture” and acknowledged as one of the great masters of photography in the 20th century, Arnold Newman shared his wealth of experience as a teacher at the Workshops for over 30 years. The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation has established an endowment at Maine Media College and Workshops to provide scholarships to students. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu with a deadline is 5PM, Friday April 28, 2017 Awards will be announced the week of May 8, 2017 Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing. 


OUTSIDE FUNDING SOURCES

Military Veterans Benefits
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved Maine Media College’s Professional Certificate Program and MFA degree program as educational programs eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Veterans who performed active service duty after September 10, 2001, as well as current military members and eligible dependents, seeking training in the fields of filmmaking, photography, or multimedia, can visit www.gibill.va.gov/ for benefit information.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.