Alexia Foundation Student Grants

Multiple Locations
Term: Spring, Summer, Fall

Provide educational opportunities and benefits to help students produce photographic and multimedia work

Alexia Foundation Student Grants provide educational opportunities and/or monetary and in-kind benefits to help students produce bodies of photographic or multimedia work that share the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Applicants are encouraged (but not required) to consider projects that explore cultural understanding in or near their local community.

Grants are awarded in the form of ranked prizes, and benefits vary slightly for undergraduate and graduate student recipients. Top awards include full or partial tuition waivers participation in Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, which features several opportunities tailored for students in photography. All awards include a stipend and gift card to assist with project production and purchase of supplies.

All candidates must be enrolled full-time in accredited college or university degree programs in the U.S. or abroad, either as undergraduate or graduate students. The Foundation favors candidates who have not yet had significant professional experience—students who have one year of full-time professional experience in a related field are ineligible.

Alexia Grants were established to help promote world peace and cultural understanding, and the strength of each proposal will be given the same emphasis as a candidate’s photographic skills. Winning recipients will be those who provide strong story proposals with portfolios that exhibit the photographic ability to execute a story at the highest level. Photographs submitted with a proposal may be about the proposal’s subject or from previous projects of a similar type.

The application period opens in mid-September and closes in early October. Judging takes place in early November, and winners are announced in mid-November. For more information, contact Mike Davis at

Fact Sheet

Arts and Architecture
Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, First Year, Junior, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Senior, Sophomore, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Multiple Locations
Multiple Regions
Spring, Summer, Fall

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 28, 2022