Nikon has announced 'The Storyteller's Scholarship", a fund that will provide $10,000 USD each to ten selected entrants to go towards academic tuition in the visual storyteller and content creator space.
Here's the documentation from the folks at Nikon
“As we reflect on a remarkable and exciting 100 years of imaging excellence, Nikon must also look to the future and continue to push the boundaries of creative expression and technological innovation,” explained Kosuke Kawaura, Director; Marketing, Communications & Planning, Nikon Inc. “The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship encapsulates our brand’s commitment to supporting students as they strive to ignite passion and inspire change as future visual content creators.”
The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship is open to undergraduate or graduate students in the United States or Canada pursuing degrees in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography and multimedia/content creation who have completed their freshman year of college or academic equivalent. Qualified students are invited to visit www.NikonStorytellersScholarship.com for more information for submitting their entry. Once selected, semi-finalists will be asked to provide a photo portfolio or video submission for evaluation by a selection committee who will identify the ten scholarship recipients. Scholarships will be awarded for use in the 2018-2019 academic school year.
The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Key Dates (2017-2018):
December 14, 2017 -- Application opens for qualified students
March 1, 2018 -- Application deadline for all students
March 12, 2018 -- Semi-finalist applications selected
March 30, 2018 -- Application deadline for semi-finalists
June 2018 -- 10 scholarships recipients selected
For those interested in learning more about the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship, please visit www.NikonStorytellersScholarship.com. For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit www.nikon.ca
It may be, that you, gentle reader, are not in a graduate or post-graduate program at this time, but maybe someone in your circle of friends and family is. I think that this is an awesome opportunity for a creative to help fund his or her education.
Find the full press release here