Applications are now being accepted for The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship.
Novelist, screenwriter and film producer J.K. Rowling once said, “There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”
Can you imagine a world without stories? Carmen Agra Deedy makes the case for why the art of storytelling is so important in her inspiring TED Talk, during which she notes how stories are what is most human about us. Deedy explains that while, stories are nearly indestructible, in order to truly be so, “a story must be told.” Nikon Inc. wants to empower people to tell their most compelling stories.
With the abundance of social media platforms, free video-editing apps, advances in camera functionality and other new technology, there are so many ways to create dynamic visual content and some are making a career of it. Nikon Inc. is committed to helping further the careers of these emerging storytellers.
The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship, now in its second year, is designed to celebrate the power of visual storytelling by supporting the education of up-and-coming content creators. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited, non-profit college/university or vocational/technical school in the United States or Canada pursuing degrees in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography and multimedia/content creation who will have completed their freshman year of college or academic equivalent before the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.
Until the program deadline on March 1, 2019, eligible students can apply to be one of ten individuals awarded with an academic scholarship of $10,000 USD to help foster their professional growth as they prepare to pursue careers in the creative fields. Semi-finalists will be invited to submit a portfolio of images or brief video for consideration by a selection committee, who will determine the ten winning applicants. Scholarships will be awarded for use in the 2019-2020 academic school year.