Nikon Accepts Applications for $10,000 Storytellers Scholarship

Nikon Accepts Applications for $10,000 Storytellers Scholarship

It's no secret that college tuition is expensive. Nikon has an opportunity for eligible students to ease some of that financial burden. As part of its 100th-anniversary celebration, Nikon announced "The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship" earlier this year. On December 14, they began accepting applications from students in the U.S. and Canada. This is an amazing opportunity for qualified students to further their education, become the content creators of the future, and leave school with less debt in student loans.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited, non-profit college/university or vocational/technical school in the United States or Canada.
  • You must complete your freshman year of college or academic equivalent before Fall 2018.
  • You must be majoring in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography, or multimedia/content creation.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative 2.5-grade point average at the time of application.
  • You will need to provide a recommendation from a professor, teacher or academic advisor.

Key Dates

  • 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

Nikon was established in 1917 and will continue their 100th-anniversary celebration until July of 2018. With their corporate philosophy of "trustworthiness and creativity," Nikon offers a wide array of award-winning products for both photo and video. Nikon Director of Marketing Kosuke Kawaura said, "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."

The selected semi-finalists will be required to submit a photo portfolio or a video for evaluation by the selection committee to determine the scholarship recipients. Nikon will be awarding 10 of these scholarships, so it's definitely worth the time and effort to apply. With Nikon's talk about "pushing the boundaries," I'm sure the portfolios they select will do just that. The scholarship award value will be applied for the 2018–2019 school year. For more information, please visit the scholarship program website. Share this information with any students you know.

Lead photo by Peter Heeling via Skitterphoto.

[via PR Newswire]

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