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PSA Scholarship Program

The first PSA scholarship was awarded to A.K. Mehta of New Delhi, India in 1954. In 1957, PSA collaborated with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to award the PSA-RIT Scholarships to beginning RIT photography students. In 1972 PSA established a similar relationship with the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA) to award scholarships to students who were completing their senior year. In 1977, PSA worked in partnership with Brooks Institute (Santa Barbara, CA) to assist students attending the institute to continue their studies.

Recipients of PSA scholarships 1957-1992


PSA Greenhood Scholarship Program

PSA Greenhood Scholarship and Grant Committee Chair


Valery Y.R. Bates
The PSA Greenhood scholarships are awarded to second-year students majoring in photography at a school that offers a degree in photography. The PSA Scholarships and Grants Committee works with the Education Foundation of the Education Management Corporation (EDMC), which oversees the scholarship process for over twenty Art Institutes with photography programs in the US and Canada.


Each year PSA's Scholarships and Grants Committee decides the number of scholarships and the award amounts, determines the application parameters, evaluates the applications and the accompanying portfolios of the finalists, and selects the scholarship recipients in August.

The students provide a statement or essay regarding their goals relating to photography, have a recommendation from a faculty member, must be in good academic standing, and provide a portfolio of six images that showcase their photographic skills, interests, and creativity. A condition of receiving a PSA scholarship award is that the student provides a portfolio of ten new images for display at the following year's PSA Annual Conference.

In 2013 there were four recipients of the PSA Greenhood Scholarship in photography. Each student was awarded a $4,000 scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year. 2013 PSA Greenhood Scholarship recipient's Gallery
Aaron Alvarez-Mendoza
Erika Weierick
Lauren Burleson
Zach Reininger

In 2012 there were four recipients of the PSA Greenhood Scholarship in photography. Each student was awarded a $4,000 scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year. 2012 PSA Greenhood Scholarship recipient's Gallery.
Anna Liza Dela Cruz, Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online 
Chad KelleyArt Institute of Atlanta 
Milagros (Mily) MelendezArt Institutes of International - Minnesota 
Grant Puckett,  Art Institutes International - Kansas City
 
In 2011 there were four recipients of the PSA Greenhood Scholarship in photography. Each student was awarded a $4,000 scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year. 2011 PSA Greenhood Scholarship recipient's Gallery.
Gene Devine, Art Institute of Phoenix
Abby Kraftowitz, Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Allison Phelps, Art Institute of Washington DC
Kristen Van-Zant, Art Institute of Jacksonville

There were four recipients of the 2010 PSA Greenhood Scholarship in photography. Each student was awarded a $4000 scholarship for the 2010 - 2011 school year. 2010 PSA Greenhood Scholarship recipient's Gallery.
Jennifer Coudron, The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver
Todd Jacobsen, The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
John McDonald, The Art Institute of Atlanta
Kayla Peterson, Art Institutes International, Minnesota

In 2009 there were three recipients of the PSA Greenhood Scholarship in photography. Each student was awarded a $3,300 scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year.
Mallory Olenius, The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver
Sarah Miller, The Art Institute of Houston
Mia Shimabuku, Brooks Institute of Photography, Ventura, California