The Alexia Student Grants

Application submissions begin Jan. 7 and close March 1, 2018 at midnight.

The Alexia Foundation offers a Student Alexia Grant to enable current college student photographers to produce substantial bodies of work that share the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Work that helps bring about change is more valued.

Student applicants are encouraged to consider proposing projects close to where you are. Our experience is that you’re more likely to produce a successful body of work if you can easily access the setting where you’ll produce the work. Most student grant recipients had already started working on the project for which they received an Alexia grant.

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2018 at midnight Eastern U.S. Time.

Complete submission guidelines are on the submission page and on the main grants page.

The first place grant is equivalent to a semester-long fellowship or residency at Syracuse University, taking three classes, working on projects and further developing your skills.

Eligibility

Applicants must be actively pursuing a graduate, undergraduate or associate degree in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or internationally at the time of the student deadline. You may not apply if you have graduated as of the end of 2017. No student who has worked as a professional photographer for more than one (1) year is eligible. 

Student Awards

The primary student grant – first place – goes to one person. Judges may also award up to four awards of excellence. Grants vary between undergraduate and graduate students.
 
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

First Place Award if Recipient is an Undergraduate Student:
• Tuition for one semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Tuition for a semester is approximately $21,000.
• $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work.
• $500 will be awarded to the student’s academic department.
 
Award(s) of Excellence if Recipient is an Undergraduate Student:
Each recipient to receive:

• $1,500 to be applied to tuition at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, upon acceptance. Or tuition to attend one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm One-Day Masterclass, a Momenta Photo Workshop, or The Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.
• $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed project.
 
GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

First Place if Recipient is a graduate student:
• This award pays tuition for three graduate-level classes and program fees during the Fall semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, up to a maximum of $15,000.
• $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed project.
• $500 goes to the student’s academic department.
 
Award(s) of Excellence if the Recipient is a Graduate Student. Each recipient to receive:
• $1,500 to be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University. Or tuition to attend one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm One-Day Masterclass, a Momenta Photo Workshop, or The Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.
• $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed project.
 
If recipients cannot accept any portion of their awards, these awards may be offered to other applicants at the discretion of the Foundation.

Questions?

If you are uncertain about any of these requirements, please contact Alexia Chair Mike Davis at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications by e-mail at mdavis@syr.edu.
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