The Databazaar Scholarship Fund
Databazaar is proud to announce Sulai Lopez as the winner of the 2006 Databazaar Scholarship Fund. To view her bio, click here.
In 2006, Databazaar.com began a philanthropy program aimed at promoting greater understanding of business and culture between the United States and South Asian countries --- two regions where Databazaar operates significant facilities for its online business. The initial effort therefore, is aimed at American and South Asian students in the fields of digital media and visual communication.
Accordingly, the two following specific scholarships have been instituted:
A one-time grant of USD 2500 to support one student from South Asia in his/her pursuit of higher education in the United States, in the various fields of Visual Communication including photography, photojournalism and filmmaking. One grant will be awarded every year to a different recipient.
A one-time grant of USD 2500, as travel funds, for an American student already enrolled in a four-year degree program in Photography, Photojournalism, Broadcast Journalism or Film-making in the United States, who wishes to travel to South Asia on a visual project. One grant will be awarded every year to a different recipient.
South Asian students (holding South Asian passports) should be currently enrolled in an accredited 4 year undergraduate program in the USA, in photography, photojournalism, broadcast journalism or filmmaking. These students should have a current cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and must submit a portfolio of their visual work and a letter stating their need. This funding is intended as a one-time grant to enable students to excel in the above stated professions.
American students (holding American passports) should be currently enrolled in an accredited 4 year undergraduate program in photography, photojournalism, broadcast journalism or filmmaking. These students should have a current cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and must submit a portfolio of their visual work and a letter stating their need. This funding is intended as a one-time grant to enable students to travel to South Asia and produce visual work there.
Interested applicants may please download the Application Form by clicking here. Please fill-in the form and mail to:
Databazaar Scholarship Fund
15321 South Dixie Highway, Suite 309
Miami FL 33157 USA.
The new deadline for completing applications for consideration is Saturday March 2 and award decisions will be announced on Friday, April 18.
Scholarship Program Management
Databazaar.com is privileged to have the guidance & consulting of Prof. Sanjeev Chatterjee, Vice-Dean of the School of Communication, University of Miami, in the growth and management of the Databazaar Scholarship Fund. An award-winning film-maker of international acclaim, Prof. Chatterjee is also the Executive Director of the UM Center for the Advancement of Modern Media. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Databazaar Scholarship Fund is also aided by a group of renowned professors in the field of modern media who act as advisors and judges for the scholarship selection. For more on the scholarship advisors, please click here: