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Grants and scholarships

NANPA Foundation, a separate organization that shares a similar mission as NANPA, offers grants and scholarships designed to raise awareness and appreciation of nature photography.

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Janie Moore Greene Scholarship Grant

Awarded to a student currently enrolled in, or who has been accepted to, an institution of higher education specializing in the study of photography.

Philip Hyde Conservation Grant

Awarded to a NANPA member who is working on an existing project designed to improve, protect or preserve the condition of the environment.

Photo Blinds Grant

Awarded to qualifying groups interested in building or making modifications to a photo blind at any refuge, wildlife reserve, state/city park or other natural area.

Student programming

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High School

The NANPA High School Scholarship Program is an immersive, hands-on education program held in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our scholarship program is awarded to 10 high school students to attend a five-day field event where they can learn from the industry’s top shooters. 

Combining classroom and field-based instruction, students will have the chance to improve their nature photography skills, learn about NANPA, meet industry professionals, and gain an appreciation of the Smoky Mountains’ rich natural history.

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Our Summit College Photography Scholarship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to attend our Nature Photography Summit and Trade Show and participate in a hands-on experience using photography to tell a story for nature. 

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity fosters personal contacts with the top pros in nature photography as well as other industry leaders.

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These programs are funded through the NANPA Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. If you are interested in supporting these programs, please consider donating to the NANPA Foundation.