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Whether you’re interested in photography or film-making as a hobby or seriously taking it on as a part of your career, you might want to look into the world of photography and cinematography scholarships. As you probably already know, being a great photographer takes more than just a great photo – it takes great photographers years of study to develop the skill set to create seemingly perfect shots.

With photography or film-making scholarships, you’ll have the unique opportunity to pursue your passion and, ultimately, become a professional in the field if that’s what you decide you’d like to do.

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There are scholarships and contests out there that ask for your best photo. Some program simply ask for a photo while others ask for a description or essay explaining the photo. Check out these scholarships that ask for a photo.

Belin Arts Scholarship
Sponsor: F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to individuals with talent in painting, sculpture, photography, music, drama, dance, literature, or architecture. Preference will be given to residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Pretty Presets For Lightroom
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, students transferring from high school to college, and current college students in the United States and Canada. Applicant must submit an essay and photos on topic related to Adobe Lightroom.

Photography Talk Scholarship
Sponsor: Photography Talk
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have an interest in photography. Applicant must submit an essay or video on given questions related to photography.

Transcend Photo Essay Contest
Sponsor: Direct Textbook
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 19, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who have at least a 2.0 GPA. Applicant must submit a short form and a photo that captures the theme “Transcend.”

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: The Gallery Collection
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship contest is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled at any time during the latter half of 2018 who are at least 14 years of age. Applicant must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories. Applicant must submit a photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card.

Frame My Future Contest
Sponsor: Church Hill Classics
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to legal U.S. residents who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must share how they envision their future. Student can choose to share through poetry, photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design – as long as it is an original creation.

CARiD Scholarship
Sponsor: CARiD
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in post-secondary education in the upcoming semester who are between the ages of 16 and 20 years old. Applicant must submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry.

Practice Acts of Kindness Mini Contest
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age worldwide. Student must share their random or non-random acts of kindness by creating a video, poem, story, drawing, photograph, or anything else that captures one of their acts of kindness.