The Michel du Cille Memorial Scholarship commemorates the life of Michel du Cille, a Jamaican-born American photojournalist and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes during his career at The Miami Herald and The Washington Post. Du Cille passed away on December 11, 2014, while covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia on assignment for The Washington Post.

Honoring du Cille’s humble beginnings and commitment to storytelling, this scholarship will be awarded to someone who could not otherwise afford to attend the Northern Short Course (NSC). The award of $750 (US) towards travel and lodging, plus a three-day complimentary registration to the NSC, will be given to one photographer, student or professional.

In the spirit of du Cille’s work, giving his subjects a voice and portraying them with dignity, the award will go to the photographer whose images tell a story with compassion and respect to their subjects.


Gabriel Scarlett is the recipient of the 2018 Michel du Cille Memorial Scholarship. Scarlett, a junior at Western Kentucky University is pursuing a degree in photojournalism and a minor in Arabic. He has completed an internship with the Denver Post and will be interning at the Los Angeles Times during the 2018 summer.

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Sarah Ann Jump is the recipient of the 2017 Michel du Cille Memorial Scholarship. Jump, a 2015 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology’s photojournalism program, is currently a staff photographer at The Dubois County Herald in Jasper, Indiana.

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Victoria Sarno Jordan is the recipient of the inaugural Michel du Cille Memorial Scholarship. Sarno Jordan is an Argentine photographer based in Washington, DC, and is pursuing a photojournalism degree at George Washington University while currently interning at NPR.

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