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Imagining America: Call for Fellows

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Thanks to a generous grant from the Joy of Giving Something, Inc., (JGS), Imagining America (IA) invites publicly engaged students of photography and digital media from our member institutions to apply for a 2018-2019 JGS Fellowship.

Selected fellows will commit to a year-long learning exchange that includes tuition support, project support, and opportunities for professional development. Over the course of the fellowship year, each fellow will:

  • Receive a $2,000 tuition scholarship, dispersed across fall and spring semesters.
  • Receive mentorship and $450 in financial support for each Fellow’s community projects.
  • Attend the 2018 Imagining America National Conference on October 19-21, 2018 in Chicago. Complimentary registration and travel awards are included.
  • Participate in regular, virtual learning exchanges.
  • Be connected to the consortium’s national network of scholars, educators, artists, and community organizers.
JGS Fellows will be selected based on the following criteria:
  • Be an enrolled undergraduate student in an IA member institution. Applicants should be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years (or equivalent) in the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Demonstrate artistic merit.
  • Demonstrate an existing community-engaged practice.
  • Demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR). For purposes of the JGS Fellows Program, the SAR includes your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is used to determine financial need.
  • First-generation college students highly encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, GO HERE

About JGS Fellows Program
The goal of the JGS Fellows Program is to elevate photography and digital media as pathways for students to pursue their careers and to make a difference in their communities. The program specifically aims to support students for whom economic and family circumstances render such career pathways particularly challenging.
Contact Jeremy Truong, program manager, at with any questions about the program or application/selection process.
Completed applications must be received by Thursday, May 31, 2018 to be considered.
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