NPPF Kit C. King Graduate Scholarship

Kit King was the chief photographer at The Spokesman-Review and Spokane Chronicle. He died in a fishing accident in the Snake River on Nov. 22, 1991. King's trademark was his gritty style of documentary photojournalism. He was recognized nationally by the Pictures of the Year Contest, the Society of Newspaper Design and the National Headliners Association. He twice won the title of Photographer of the Year in Region 11 of the National Press Photographers Association.He was a compassionate and thoughtful professional who cared about the people he photographed. For that reason his work touched and was admired by the readers of the Spokane newspaper.


This scholarship is open to anyone pursuing a graduate degree in photojournalism.
The applicant must present a portfolio that demonstrates talent and initiative in documentary photojournalism. The portfolio should be accompanied by a statement of goals and philosophy relating to documentary photojournalism.

Applicants must:
- Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies
- Provide evidence of an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need
- Provide grade point average as an indication that applicant can successfully complete college studies
- Explain financial need
- Use the scholarship at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise, it will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate candidate
- A letter of recommendation from your advisor is required; the letter should be emailed directly to the scholarship chairperson

For application guidelines and to apply online, please visit the National Press Photographers Foundation website.

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