Grants and Scholarships

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


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 Photography Programs:

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.

NANPA Summit College Photography Scholarship Program  – The North American Nature Photography Association’s Summit College Photography Scholarship Program is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make personal contacts with the top pros in nature photography as well as other industry leaders. Learn more and apply . . .

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