JGS Scholarship for Promising Young Artists
Congratulations to Allison McConnell, a deserving senior at William Hough High School, who won The Light Factory's 2012 JGS Scholarship for Promising Young Artists.
Allison will begin her college career this fall at Appalachian State University as a Technical Photography Major. The Light Factory selected her based upon the strength of her work and her committment to artistic excellence in fine art photography. A few of her images are below. The $2500 award will provide funds for her to use for books, tuition and camera equipment. Congratulations, Allison!
About the Scholarship
Each year, The Light Factory partners with the Joy of Giving Something Foundation to offer a $2500 scholarship for a worthy college level, photography major. The scholarship is available to all college freshmen who will be enrolled in a Photography Major program at an accredited University or College. The panel will choose a recipient. Please check back for the 2013 application and associated deadlines. Any questions should be addressed to the Director of Education.
Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the photographic arts. Photographs from the JGS collection are made available as loans to major museums around the world. JGS also funds the creation of fine art books on contemporary photography, publishes its own artist-edited Witness Journal, and produces documentary DVDs that showcase artists at work.
JGS is also committed to advancing the arts in education. Working in partnership with museums, schools, and community organizations across the country, JGS has established scholarships to support students pursuing post-secondary studies in photography or media art. Additionally, through its Resolution program, JGS provides opportunities for teens to publish and exhibit their work in the context of social awareness. Learn more about JGS online: www.jgsinc.org.