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Alexia Student Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International College Students for
Photography Education and Works that Promotes World Peace

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Alexia Foundation for World Peace

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International students pursuing an associate, undergraduate, or graduate degree at an accredited college or university for photography education and a body of work that promotes world peace. Funding is intended 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. The Foundation's 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.

The first place grant recipient receives a semester-long fellowship that pays tuition for three courses at Syracuse University. The recipient is also the graduate research assistant for The Alexia Chair at The Newhouse School during the semester.

The Grant was established to help promote world peace and cultural understanding. The strength of your written proposal will be judged equally to your photographic skills. The Grant goes to those who clearly and concisely propose significant projects that share in the Foundation’s mission and who demonstrate the ability to accomplish their proposals as demonstrated by the images submitted with the proposal.

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GrantWatch ID#: 178052

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The primary student grant – first place – goes to one person. The Foundation will also recognize two additional finalists. Grants vary between undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate Student Awards

First Place Award if Recipient is an Undergraduate Student:
- This award pays tuition for three under graduate courses and program fees during a semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
- $1,000 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 a semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
- $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed project.

The two finalists receive: $500 and may attend a Momenta Workshop or MediaStorm Workshop during the calendar year after being named a finalist.

If recipients cannot accept any portion of their awards, these awards may be offered to other applicants at the discretion of the Foundation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be actively pursuing a graduate, undergraduate or associate degree in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or internationally or have graduated in May 2019 or be currently on an internship. You may not apply if you have graduated as of the end of 2018. No student who has worked as a professional photographer for more than one (1) year is eligible, including internships that total more than one year.

For most students, that means you’re enrolled full time in classes. For others, you may be on an internship before completing your degree or are working on your master’s project as part of a master’s degree. PhD students are eligible if they are actively pursuing their degree.

Pre-Application Information:

Application open Sept. 4, 2019. The Alexia Student Grant Deadline is Sept. 30.

Winners will be announced approximately Nov. 19, 2019. Judging will take place in at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York City on November 9, 2019. Attendance at the judging is by invitation only.

Application Instructions:

MediaStorm workshops: one day workshop And a four day workshop:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

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

The Alexia Foundation
For World Peace
PO Box 444
Spring Lake, NJ 07762

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