KC R. Sandidge Photography Scholarship

Funded by
KC Sandidge
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$1,001
1 winner every every year
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
6
Next Application Deadline
Apr 1, 2022
Next Winners Announced
Apr 30, 2022
Education Level
High School
1
Contribution
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education:
High School Senior
Interests:
Photography
Education:
Interests:
High School Senior
Photography

Distinguished photographer Dorothea Lange once said that, “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

Pictures can often tell stories that words cannot. Photographers use their skills and artistic eye to focus on details that help enhance the little aspects of life. The KC R. Sandidge Photography Scholarship will support one high school senior who strives to make photography a part of their future. 

Any high school student with an interest in pursuing photography is encouraged to apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, submit a collection of 3-5 images from your photography portfolio that relate to one another in a way that is entirely up to you. Editing is allowed as long as the integrity of the subjects photographed are maintained.

Published September 22, 2021
$1,001
1 winner every every year
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
6
Next Application Deadline
Apr 1, 2022
Next Winners Announced
Apr 30, 2022
Education Level
High School
1
Contribution
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Tell us about your journey in creating the portfolio you submitted.

200–400 words

Winning Application

Alex Yunda-Raijer
Glenbrook South High SchoolGlenview, IL
The five photos I submitted for this scholarship are all a part of my AP Art sustained investigation, where through a series of photo memoirs I try to share with the world my experience with growing up gay. The project as a whole stemmed from this place of yearning; yearning for the want to stop feeling so alone because no one understood my story. A partial part of this loneliness I think is my fault because I don't enjoy talking about my sexuality, which I think comes from years of staying in the closet and being afraid to be myself. The beautiful thing about this project is that, although it's very scary to examine deep parts of myself that manifest in different ways in my current life and although it will be scary to release the project at my AP Art show in April, it's something that I'm forcing myself to do because I feel that it's necessary for my personal growth and development. Through the project, I'm able to examine and learn from the experiences of my life I've never really dealt with up to this point, and I get to show it to the people in my life that I haven't had the strength to come out to yet. It's also easier for me to communicate visually and through art than it is for me to communicate through my words. Through creativity, we are able to communicate things that seem so hard and complicated through words. By looking at a photo I make, I'm laying out the blueprint and guidelines of the conversation that comes after the viewer has time to sit with the themes. That conversation could be with me, but it could also be with someone else in their life that they thought of when they viewed my work. From day one I knew that I wanted this project to 1. be a way for me to reflect on my life as I said before, but also 2. serve as a way for other people to learn from my experiences and see themselves change because of it. In whatever way that comes. Art, in whatever form it comes in, is a way for our society to learn from one another and to celebrate our differences which in turn leads to a more enlightened and understanding world.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Apr 30, 2022.

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