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Grants & Scholarships

Hallmark Institute students can access many scholarships and funding opportunities. Students at Hallmark who qualify have access to federal loans and grants. In addition to federal aid, Hallmark Institute occasionally provides various scholarship opportunities, their availability is determined as needed. There are also many scholarships offered by private institutions and community groups available to photography students. Scholarships are gifts that do not need to be repaid, greatly reducing dependence on student loans.

Outside Scholarships for Students

Check out the photography blog Light Stalking’s page of grants and scholarships given exclusively to photographers. These photography school scholarships are provided by private institutions and cover a variety of areas in photography from photojournalism to fashion photography. The awards are available for both students and professional photographers and range from $1,000 cash prizes to $20,000 grants.

3 Quick Tips for a Successful Scholarship Search

There are thousands of scholarships open to students looking to finance their higher education. While there are great opportunities available, finding the right scholarship for you can be daunting. Here are some quick tips for a successful scholarship search.

  1. Start your search early. Scholarship deadlines vary. The earlier you start looking for scholarships, the more scholarships you can consider.
  2. Brainstorm different groups that you are affiliated with and check out what scholarships they might offer. For example there are scholarships available to students who have parents in the military, for women, and for many ethnic groups.
  3. Avoid scams. Don’t pay any organization to help you find scholarships. Refrain from providing personal information such as your cell phone number, your Social Security number, or your credit card information.

For more information about scholarships and how to avoid scams, visit the Federal Student Aid website.

Search These Websites to Find the Right Scholarship For You

The Peterson's Guide: The Peterson's Guide allows you to easily search for scholarships, grants and prizes through over 5 thousand scholarship providers. Narrow down your search by selecting "trade or technical school" and by adding a keyword to your search.

College Scholarships: This page provides links to a variety of websites that allow you to search for photography scholarships offered throughout the country.

Scholarship America: Scholarship America hosts scholarship programs for post-secondary education, including photography school.

The American Mensa Education & Research Foundation: The American Mensa Education & Research Foundation gives scholarships for post-secondary education based solely on an essay contest.

The College Board: The College Board hosts a scholarship search for all types of awards, including scholarship for photography and the visual arts.

Fastweb: Fastweb allows you to search for a variety of scholarships. It features scholarships for women, full-tuition scholarships, and visual arts scholarships.

FinAid: FinAid lets you search for scholarships, connects you with loans, and provides savings plans.

Chegg: Chegg provides a scholarship search and offers advice for creating the strongest scholarship application.

Also Look Into These Scholarships

A Better America Scholarship Program: Global English Editing is giving out a $1,000 scholarship to a student in the United States that intends to make a positive contribution to the country's future. Enter your essay of 200 words or less on how you intend to change America for your chance to win.

Application.Careers Scholarship: Applications.Careers provides job applications, quality resumé samples and cover letter to help you overcome difficulties in being hired by top employers. Applications.Careers is offering a $500 scholarship to support excellent students complete their college studies. Deadline is May 15th, 2016.

ATTSavings.com: Offers a scholarship for creating an original infographic showing how technology enhances learning.

Big Y Scholarship: Big Y Foods Inc., one of the largest locally owned supermarkets in Southern New England offers a variety of scholarships to the traditional and non-traditional student.

BrokeScholar Scholarship: BrokeScholar is helping students save as much money as possible on their journey for higher education. Submit your entry for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Deadline: August 31, 2016.

Chegg Monthly Scholarship: Chegg offers a $1,000 monthly scholarship to all U.S. students enrolled in high school or an accredited college. Chegg posts a monthly question and gives entrants up to 600 characters to answer. Chegg will pick one lucky winner each month with the best answer. It's as simple as that!

College JumpStart Scholarship: The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition that is open to high school students, college students and non-traditional students. Submit your application expressing your goals for getting a higher education and you will be in the running to win up to $1,000 towards your educational costs. Deadline: April 15, 2016.

Comcast Foundation Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program: The Leaders and Achiever's Program is a nomination-based award and only one student per school can be nominated by their principal or guidance counselor. Winners are awarded a one-time scholarship, with a base award of $1,000.

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts: The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts offers scholarships and interest-free student loan funds to residents of Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire county. Utilize their centralized application process to apply for over 100 foundations. Applications available in early January. Deadline: March 31st.

Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest: The Gallery Collection is inviting you to design a greeting card for the chance at winning a $10,000 scholarship plus your entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card. Must be 14 years of age or older, be enrolled in high school, college, university or homeschool.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award: In effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyerbullying, the Stop Online Harassment Project is giving out a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.

Emergency Dentists USA Video Scholarship: Emergency Dentists USA knows the value of education. That's why they are giving out an annual dental themed video scholarship. 1st Place $1,000, 2nd Place $500. It is open to students of all majors in college or high school.

Eric Marder Scholarship Fund: The Eric Marder Scholarship Funds gives scholarships to students with primary immune deficiency disease to help them attend undergraduate college, trade school or for other educational purposes. Scholarships go directly to the student. Deadline: May 1, 2016.

Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program: The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers who demonstrate academic and personal achievement. Applications for the 2016 scholarship program are due March 4, 2016.

Find Tutors Near Me Scholarship: Describe in 500 words or more a person that inspires you, for your chance to win a $500 scholarship. Scholarship opens on September 8, 2016 and closes on May 1, 2017.

FormsBirds Scholarship: FormsBirds is looking to help outstanding students complete their college education for a better life. Compose your 500-1000 word FormsBird essay by August 31st for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Must be enrolled as a full-time student and must hold an overall 3.0 GPA.

Imagine America Foundation: The Imagine America Foundation provides scholarship options for High School students and adult learners.

Jeanette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund: The Jeanette Rankin Fund awards scholarships to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents pursuing an undergraduate education at an accredited college or university in the United States.

Lending Tree Scholarship: Lending Tree is awarding a $2,500 scholarship to a student who is committed to making higher education a top priority in their life. Must be a U.S. Citizen and a high school senior with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is committed to supporting the children of Marine and Navy Corpsmen pursuit of their educational goals. This scholarship is for students planning to attend a non-degree certificate program or vocational training that is less than 12 months. The foundation has provided more than 35,000 need based scholarships. Applications are accepted year round.

Millie Brother Scholarship For Hearing Children of Deaf Adults: The Millie Brother Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to hearing children of deaf adults to help them pursue their education. Deadline: First Friday in April.

NH Charitable Foundation - Adult Student Aid Program: The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is designed to help students who have had little post high school education upgrade their skills for employment. Applicants must be independent NH residents who have applied for all other financial aid and still demonstrate an unmet need. Requests for funding may be submitted by December 15th; May 15th or August 15th; Awards range from $100 - $500 per application period.

NH Charitable Foundation - Medallion Fund Scholarship: The Medallion Fund helps individuals who are interested in attending an accredited vocational or technical program for the purpose of improving their workforce skills. Applicants must be legal residents of NH and have a desire to work in a vocational or trade career. Applications are accepted at any time during the year.

Online Job Application Scholarship: OnlineJobApplication.org is a career portal providing career and job application related information. They believe in supporting students working towards careers in all industries. Submit your entry today for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Deadline November 30, 2016.

Pony of Americas Club Scholarship: The Pony of Americas Club, Inc. awards scholarships annually to outstanding youth members. To qualify you must be a graduating high school senior, be a member of POAC and showing POAs. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2016.

Ride a Bike Scholarship: Earn a $1,000 by telling Dave about your favorite memories with a bicycle. Available to all students starting school in the fall semester. Deadline June 30th, 2016.

The Rover College Scholarship: Rover wants to help fund your brain fuel for the upcoming school year. A short survey and a 400-500 word essay could land you a $1,000 scholarship.

The StraightForward Media Art School Scholarship: Established in 2004, StraightForward Media's $500 Art School Scholarships are offered four times per year to help the artists of tomorrow complete their schooling. Within a few weeks of the deadline date, a recipient will be chosen and the winner will be notified.

StudySoup Future Innovator Scholarship Program: StudySoup is offering a $2,000 scholarship each semester to students who exemplify one or more of StudySoup's core values: Be a Knight; Make an Impact; Succeed Together. Fall Semester deadline: October 1, 2016. Spring Semester deadline: March 1, 2017.

Thomas W. Merrigan Memorial Scholarship: The Franklin County Bar Association is giving two $1,000 scholarships to high school students of Franking County (MA). To qualify you must be a Franklin County resident, a senior in high school and in pursuit of a post-secondary education of any kind.

University Tutor Scholarship: University Tutor holds a monthly scholarship contest for students over the age of 16. A 300 word essay in response to their monthly essay prompt is required.

Varsity Tutors Scholarship: Submit your essay to their question of the month for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.

Western MA Dunkin' Donuts Franchisee Scholarship Program: Dunkin' Donuts is giving out up to sixty $1,000 scholarships to Western MA high school students planning on attending full-time at a university or vocational-technical school in the upcoming academic year. Residents of Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties of Western MA are encouraged to apply.

Western Mass Ray Hershel Scholarship: Western Mass News is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a local high school student who is eager to attend college after graduation. Contestants will write a 1,000 word essay about the importance of serving the community and how they plan to make a difference now, and once they are out of school. Deadline: April 8, 2016.

Working Parent College Scholarship: If you are working parent we encourage you to submit your 600-1000 word essay on how you balance parenthood, working and excelling in school. Don't miss out on this opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship to help cover your educational expenses. Deadline: August 13,2016.


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