NANPA High School Scholarship Program

Posted Nov. 9th, 2015 by Jill Mangum

How many photographers have you heard begin to tell their story about getting started in photography with a Kodak Brownie in their backyard? There are certainly more options today to heighten the interests of high school students in photography, but I’d like to ask for your support for one in particular: NANPA’s High School Scholarship Program (NHSSP).

The 2016 NHSSP is an opportunity for 10 high school students to spend 5 days in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to learn more about natural history and photography. It’s an immersive education program that combines classroom and field-based instruction and gives students the chance to improve their nature photography skills, meet industry professionals, and gain an appreciation of the Smoky Mountains’ rich natural history.

The NANPA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is running a campaign to raise money for this program. Would you join me in making a tax-deductible gift to this program?

Students who’ve participated in previous NANPA high school programs have shared what a life-changing opportunity it was for them using words such as “epiphany,” “truly remarkable environment,” “big influence on my life,” and “dream come true.”

I’d ask that you join me in supporting this program to provide the same type of opportunity to another 10 high school students in July. See more about their stories, information about the program and how to give at our High School Scholarship Program campaign page.


A young Daniel J. Cox photographing on a snowy day in Minnesota.

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