Frank H. Howd Scholarship $1,500 towards a week at Maine Media Workshops
NECCC Convention Sponsorship for a High School Student
NECCC Convention Sponsorship for a Club Member
We are very pleased to have three educational opportunities available for us to give away.
The first is the Frank H. Howd Scholarship which is money we raise through fund raisers to help promote and educate budding young photographers. This scholarship program was started a few years ago in memory of a member that helped shape the club into the vibrant organization that it has become. It began with seed money that came to us in his memory from Frank's family and friends. We are working hard to preserve that memory by continuing to raise money and periodically give out this scholarship.
First the particulars, then some more background on the program. Application notices went out to area high school art teachers this week, we also issued press releases to the local newspapers.
One time award of $1,500 will be granted for a course at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport Maine.
Open to greater Bangor area high school students, recent high school graduates, and home schooled students who are in this age range.
Application required and must be postmarked by May 1, 2011. Here is the link to the application. http://easternmainecameraclub.org/frank-h-howd-scholarship.aspx
This amount doesn’t always go very far toward formal education programs even though it is a tough job for us to raise this much for our small group. In the hopes of supporting not only a Maine Student but also a small but world renowned school right here in Maine we specify the award is to be paid to the school on the students behalf. Most of the Maine Media Workshop’s classes are 1 week long and this scholarship would cover most of the expense for the week including the course fees, and on campus room and board for the week. Here is a link to the schools website and course listings. http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/
The second is the NECCC Convention Sponsorship for a High School Student. The NECCC convention is held every summer at UMASS – Amherst, Ma. This is the largest convention of its type in the United States, and this is its 65thyear. This three day (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) convention is a fantastic opportunity to learn, experiment, and immerse yourself in world of photography. Some of the top photographers, photo journalists, and photo educators of the world participate in over 100 workshop sessions throughout the weekend. Only 6 sponsorships are available. Sponsorship includes:
Room and board
Does not include transportation to and from Amherst but arrangements can be made to ride with a club member that is going.
Contact Chuck Rohn through my cell phone 949-0757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Third, is a NECCC Convention Sponsorship for an existing club member that has never attended the convention before. This sponsorship only includes the registration fees and does not include transportation or room and board. Contact Chuck Rohn through my cell phone 949-0757 or email email@example.com if your are interested in being considered for this years convention sponsorship.
Thanks for listening. Chuck Rohn - President