Nancy Engebretson Memorial Photojournalism Scholarship

The Nancy Engebretson Memorial Photojournalism Award was established in memory of veteran newspaper photographer and Phoenix native Nancy Engebretson to support a university student who demonstrates exceptional talent with visual story-telling or photojournalism and a desire to pursue a career in journalism.

*U.S. citizen
*Incoming freshman, current undergraduate, and graduate students attending Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication OR the University of Arizona’s School of Journalism. Students from other accredited Arizona Colleges or Schools may enter if talent and career requirements are met.
*Student must have a passion and ability for photojournalism with a commitment to pursue visual communication as a career within the expanding platforms of web or print journalism.
*References required.

Award Details:
The Nancy Engebretson Memorial Photojournalism Award is a one-time award of $2,500.00. Scholarship can be renewed, students must re-apply.

The Nancy Engebretson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Supplemental Questions
  1. Why do you want to be a photojournalist? Describe a special project or two that you want to explore as a photographer. Include your goals in photojournalism and a description of community issues that concern you.
  2. Provide a digital portfolio of up to 10 original photos from the categories of portraits, news, features and sports that demonstrate your abilities as a photojournalist. Photos should be uploaded as JPGS sized 72 dpi by 1200 pixels on the longest side in a folder attachment or as a linked reference to a personal web site, or Vimeo, or a combination of these media. ALL IMAGES MUST CONTAIN COMPLETE CAPTION INFORMATION and be original work in its entirety. Upload your digital portfolio in the space provided here OR mail your submission (if unable to upload) to the Arizona Community Foundation, Nancy Engebretson Memorial Scholarship, 2201 E. Camelback Rd., Ste 405B, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Mailed portfolios must be postmarked no later than the posted deadline for this scholarship.
  3. Reference Request - Examples of good references include teachers, counselors, work managers, or supervisors of after-school activities and volunteer activities. Do not use relatives or friends. It is your responsibility to check the status of your references' submission and follow-up if necessary. You'll know references have been submitted because Requested (which appears when you enter a reference name and email) will have changed to Submitted in your application. To confirm their submission, log into your account and click Applications to check the status.
    • Please enter the first and last name and an email address for one of your chosen references below by clicking Add a New Reference.

      Once you have multiple requests for references, you will see a drop down menu listing them. Make sure the responses categorized as Submitted are selected prior to updating your application if you make a change or addition.
    • What is the relationship of this reference to you, the student?