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General Information

Name Bob East Scholarship
Number of Awards 1
Award Value $2,000
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until March 1
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Contact Information

Contact Chuck Fadely
National Press Photographers Foundation
The Miami Herald
One Herald Plaza
Miami, Florida 33132
Phone (305)376-2015

Scholarship Description

Bob East was a colorful and widely known veteran photographer at The Miami Herald. He died tragically from a surgical procedure accident in March 1985, after more than 45 years in the profession. In 1961 he built the Monthly National Clip Contest into a permanent event which was to become NPPA's most popular feature. He was NPPA national secretary for two terms: 1966 to 1968. In Miami he actively integrated news photography into the journalism profession by becoming a local leader of the Society of Professional Journalists. At The Miami Herald, he was particularly remembered by the interns as one who welcomed and encouraged newcomers in photojournalism.

Specific Rules

* The applicant for this $1,000 scholarship must either be an undergraduate in the first three and one half years of college or be planning to pursue postgraduate work and offer some indication of acceptance in such a program.
* This portfolio must include at least five single images in addition to a picture story.
* This award will be chosen primarily on quality of the portfolio.