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All-Tuition Photojournalism Scholarship Supports Projects for Peace

Posted by on December 21, 2010 | Contests/Events


Do you have a story to tell that contributes to world peace and cross-cultural understanding? If so, consider entering the 2011 Alexia Foundation Scholarship and Grant Competition, organized by Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Alexia Tsairis was a photojournalism honors student at Syracuse, returning home for the Christmas holidays after a semester at the Syracuse University London Centre. Known by her peers and professors as one of the university’s most promising photojournalism students, she was tragically killed in the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Her family established the non-profit Alexia Foundation for World Peace, Inc., dedicated to providing students and professionals the means to shape and advance peace in our time. The organization’s annual grant program offers students the opportunity for an all-tuition scholarship to study photojournalism in London during Fall 2011.

Both graduate and undergraduate student applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university degree program at the time of application. No student who has completed more than three internships or a year of full-time professional experience is eligible.

Student applications must be received by 5 p.m. eastern standard time on February 1, 2011.

One student winner is selected for the all-tuition scholarship, while other award winners receive partial scholarships, cash grants, equipment and supplies

A separate monetary award is also offered for professional photographers, with full details available on the Foundation Web site.

There is no entry fee or application form required, all applications are uploaded via the Web site. For further information about submissions and judging, visit: http://alexiafoundation.org.