Sarah Ann Jump, a staff photographer at The Dubois County Herald in Jasper, Indiana, won the duCille Scholarship to attend the Northern Short Course.
SCHOLARSHIPS | 2.2.17
Jump Awarded duCille Scholarship for Northern Short Course
The Board of Directors of the Northern Short Course in Photojournalism is pleased to announce Sarah Ann Jump is the recipient of the 2017 Michel duCille Memorial Scholarship. Jump, a 2015 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology’s photojournalism program, is currently a staff photographer at The Dubois County Herald in Jasper, Indiana.
The judges had a wide selection of high quality applicants to choose from. Scholarship judge Nikki Kahn said of Jump’s images, “Sarah’s thoughtful approach to her subject and storytelling makes her the recipient of this year’s Michel duCille scholarship to attend the NSC. Jump exhibits a level of patience in her image making and understands that putting in the time and gaining the trust of the people he/she is photographing is an important element to being a photojournalist.”
Jump will receive an award of $750 towards travel and lodging, plus a three-day complimentary registration to the Northern Short Course, being held March 2-4, 2017 in Fairfax, VA. The judges for the duCille Scholarship were Nikki Kahn and Linda Epstein. The Michel duCille Memorial Scholarship commemorates the life of Michel duCille, a Jamaican-born American photojournalist and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes during his career at The Miami Herald and The Washington Post. DuCille passed away on December 11, 2014, while covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia on assignment for The Washington Post.