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PSA Scholarship Program

The first PSA scholarship was awarded to A.K. Mehta of New Delhi, India in 1954. In 1957, PSA collaborated with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to award the PSA-RIT Scholarships to beginning RIT photography students. In 1972 PSA established a similar relationship with the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA) to award scholarships to students who were completing their senior year. In 1977, PSA worked in partnership with Brooks Institute (Santa Barbara, CA) to assist students attending the institute to continue their studies.

Recipients of PSA scholarships 1957-1992


PSA Greenhood Scholarship Program

PSA Greenhood Scholarship and Grant Committee Chair


Gosia Bodurka
The PSA Greenhood scholarships are awarded to second-year students majoring in photography at a school that offers a degree in photography. The PSA Scholarships and Grants Committee works with the Education Foundation of the Education Management Corporation (EDMC), which oversees the scholarship process for over twenty Art Institutes with photography programs in the US and Canada.


Each year PSA's Scholarships and Grants Committee decides the number of scholarships and the award amounts, determines the application parameters, evaluates the applications and the accompanying portfolios of the finalists, and selects the scholarship recipients in August.

The students provide a statement or essay regarding their goals relating to photography, have a recommendation from a faculty member, must be in good academic standing, and provide a portfolio of six images that showcase their photographic skills, interests, and creativity. A condition of receiving a PSA scholarship award is that the student provides a portfolio of ten new images for display at the following year's PSA Annual Conference.

In 2015 there were four recipients of the PSA Greenhood Scholarship in photography. Each student was awarded a $4,000 scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year. 2015 PSA Greenhood Scholarship recipient's Gallery

  • Jessica Sanchez, Art Institute of Tinley Park, IL  
  • Mindy Sustek, Art Institute of Tinley Park, IL 
  • Sam EvansArt Institute of Tinley Park, IL
  • Ashley Roofner, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA
In 2014 there were four recipients of the PSA Greenhood Scholarship in photography. Each student was awarded a $4,000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. 2014 PSA Greenhood Scholarship recipient's Gallery

  • Jon Colbert, Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati
  • Lauren Martin, Art Institute of Houston
  • Michael Perry, Art Institute of Dallas
  • Daniel Yonkin, Art Institute of Dallas
In 2013 there were four recipients of the PSA Greenhood Scholarship in photography. Each student was awarded a $4,000 scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year. 2013 PSA Greenhood Scholarship recipient's Gallery

  • Aaron Alvarez-Mendoza, Art Institute of California, Silicon Valley
  • Erika Weierick, Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Lauren Burleson, Art Institute of Portland
  • Zach Reininger, Art Institute of Las Vegas
In 2012 there were four recipients of the PSA Greenhood Scholarship in photography. Each student was awarded a $4,000 scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year. 2012 PSA Greenhood Scholarship recipient's Gallery.

  • Anna Liza Dela Cruz, Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online 
  • Chad KelleyArt Institute of Atlanta 
  • Milagros (Mily) MelendezArt Institutes of International - Minnesota 
  • Grant Puckett,  Art Institutes International - Kansas City
In 2011 there were four recipients of the PSA Greenhood Scholarship in photography. Each student was awarded a $4,000 scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year. 2011 PSA Greenhood Scholarship recipient's Gallery.

  • Gene Devine, Art Institute of Phoenix
  • Abby Kraftowitz, Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Allison Phelps, Art Institute of Washington DC
  • Kristen Van-Zant, Art Institute of Jacksonville
There were four recipients of the 2010 PSA Greenhood Scholarship in photography. Each student was awarded a $4000 scholarship for the 2010 - 2011 school year. 2010 PSA Greenhood Scholarship recipient's Gallery.

  • Jennifer Coudron, The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver
  • Todd Jacobsen, The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
  • John McDonald, The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • Kayla Peterson, Art Institutes International, Minnesota
In 2009 there were three recipients of the PSA Greenhood Scholarship in photography. Each student was awarded a $3,300 scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year.

  • Mallory Olenius, The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver
  • Sarah Miller, The Art Institute of Houston
  • Mia Shimabuku, Brooks Institute of Photography, Ventura, California