NANPA High School Scholarship Program Application Form

Thank you for applying to the NANPA High School Scholars Program!

Please prepare all of your image files for submission before starting the application, as you will not have an opportunity to go back and submit them later. You will also need 2 letters of recommendation and your answers to the 12 short-answer questions before starting.

We wish you the best of luck with your application!

By submitting this application, you are accepting full responsibility that all the information provided is true.

(Items marked * are required.)

STUDENT CONTACT INFORMATION

*First Name:
*Last Name:
*Birth Date: (MM/DD/YYYY)
(Note 1: Student must be at least 14 years old by Jul. 1, 2019 and not more than 19 on Jul. 6, 2019. Student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school or have graduated that year.
(Note 2: A student may receive only one scholarship between the high school and college programs.)
 
*High School Grade Level:
(As of January, 2019)

 
*Address:
(Suite, Apt, Box, etc.)
*City:
*State/Prov:      *Zip/Postal:
*Country:
*Telephones:
Please indicate (work), (home), (mobile)
*Email:


LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION #1

*Reference Name:
*Address:
(Suite, Apt, Box, etc.)
*City:
*State/Prov:      *Zip/Postal:
*Country:
*Telephones:
Please indicate (work), (home), (mobile)
Email:


LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION #2

Reference Name:
Address:
(Suite, Apt, Box, etc.)
City:
State/Prov:      Zip/Postal:
Country:
Telephones:
Please indicate (work), (home), (mobile)
Email:


PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN CONTACT INFORMATION

*Parent/Legal
  Guardian Name:

*Address:
(Suite, Apt, Box, etc.)
*City:
*State/Prov:      *Zip/Postal:
*Country:
*Telephones:
Please indicate (work), (home), (mobile)
Email:
 


ESSAY QUESTIONS (12)
For each question, enter your response in the space provided. Copy/paste from your saved document, if available.

*1. How and when did you become interested in nature photography?

 
*2. Describe the breadth of your photographic experiences, including types of photography and equipment used. List and describe any projects, classes, workshops, seminars and other activities in which you participated that related to photography, artistic expression, conservation or environmental issues.

 
 
*3. Discuss why you feel that you are a good candidate for the scholarship program.

 
*4. List any awards, recognitions, exhibits, or publication credits your photography has received.

 
*5. Describe your short-term and long-term career goals. How do you see nature photography supporting these goals?

 
*6. Briefly describe one of your favorite outdoor or natural history experiences.

 
 
*7. How do you approach capturing a nature photograph? For example, what goes through your mind as you select, compose and expose an image? On which skills and techniques do you concentrate most heavily?

 
*8. Provide any additional information you believe may assist us in evaluating your qualifications for this program.



Answers to #9-12 will not affect selection:

*9. How did you learn about the NANPA High School Scholarship Program?

 
*10. Do you have access to a laptop computer which you can bring with you to the program? If so, please describe the operating system (Windows or OS X) and image processing software on the laptop.

 
*11. Do you have access to camping equipment (headlamp, sleeping bag, tent)? If yes, would you be willing to bring it to the program?

 
12. What techniques are you most interested in learning about? (choose all that apply):
Camera Trapping
Landscape
Macro
Mammals
Underwater
Other:
 
One letter of recommendation is required. A second recommendation letter is optional. You will upload your recommendation letter(s) below (5MB file size max):

*Recommendation Letter #1 :
Recommendation Letter #2 :
 
NANPA spends more than $2,500.00 per student to develop and operate the scholarship program. We invite you to make a contribution to help support the program for your son or daughter.