New Rules for NPPF Scholarships Make It Easier to Apply, Seniors Now Eligible

Applications have opened for the National Press Photographers Foundation scholarships and new rules have made it easier to enter the contest. Eight $2,000 scholarships are being offered to full-time students enrolled in a four-year accredited college or university in the U.S.

For the first time, college seniors and graduate students graduating in the spring of 2017 are eligible for the scholarships. To make this possible, applications opened November 1, 2016 with a deadline of January 6, 2017. In the past, the application deadlines were in March, making graduating seniors ineligible for the scholarships.

Formatting and image standards for submitting photos have also been changed to match the College Photographer of the Year requirements, making it easy to repurpose those contest entries for the scholarship applications. The submission process has also been improved and entries will be able to be updated up to the final deadline.

More details on how to enter can be found here.