DURHAM, NC (January 30, 2013) – NPPA is offering tuition grants to professional still photographers for its 2013 line-up of educational programming, the organization's executive director Mindy Hutchison announced today. And NPPA is also going to be able to offer a limited number of travel grants to help cover additional expenses, she said. Applications for the grants will be accepted through Wednesday, February 13, 2013.
"Please note, NPPA is able to provide these scholarships through funds distributed by The Authors Coalition of America, an association of organizations representing independent authors including illustrators, photographers, songwriters, text writers and visual artists," Hutchison said. "The main role of the ACA is to distribute money collected for copying non-title-specific works abroad, primarily in Europe. Non-title-specific works are those that cannot be identified individually or by copyright owner."
Due to ACA restrictions on the use of the funds, NPPA is only able to offer scholarships to professional still photographers, currently living in the United States, whose published work is reasonably capable of being reprographically reproduced (i.e. photocopied) abroad.