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Seven college students have been selected by the National Press Photographers Foundation to receive eight $2,000 scholarships, NPPF scholarship chair and professor emeritus Dr. James W. Brown of Indiana University announced this week.
Moriah Ratner, an undergraduate student at Syracuse University, won both the Rich Clarkson and the Reid Blackburn scholarships. This is the first time that a student has won two scholarships since the Clarkson scholarship was implemented.
Shaban Athuman, an undergraduate student from Western Kentucky University, won the NPPF Still & Multimedia Scholarship.
Bryan Cereijo, an undergraduate student at Syracuse University, won the Bob Baxter Scholarship.
Jordan Elder, an undergraduate student from Arizona State University, won the NPPF TV Scholarship.
Ligaiya Romero, a graduate student at University of Hartford, won the Bob East Scholarship.
Michael Santiago, a graduate student at Syracuse University, is the winner of the Kit King Scholarship.
Gabriel Scarlett, an undergraduate student from Western Kentucky University, won the Jimi Lott Scholarship.
The Foundation’s scholarships are named after people who played an important role in visual journalism or NPPA’s history, and their memories live on but supporting undergraduate and graduate students’ educational goals. Brown asks people to please consider making tax-deductible contributions to the NPPF scholarship programs. More information is available on the Foundation’s website at http://nppf.org.
The Bob East, Reid Blackburn, Bob Baxter, Kit C. King, and Jimi Lott Scholarships are endowed by donations from friends, family, and news organizations, while NPPF funds the Still & Multimedia Scholarship and the TV News Scholarship.