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Art Scholarships Offered by the Museum

Fine art scholarships offered by The National Museum for Wildlife Art to high school students passionate about fine art and design, photography, and plan to continue their study of art and design at the college level.

Photography at the Summit

**Photography at the Summit scholarships will not be offered this year in 2020. This event is not happening at the museum due to concerns of COVID-19. We hope that the scholarship program for this awesome event will be reinstated next year!

About the Scholarship: The National Museum of Wildlife Art, with generous support from Rich Clarkson and Photography at the Summit, offers two full attendance scholarships annually to Teton County high school students who have interest and experience in photography. The students must be excused from their regular school classes for the entire week of the workshop. They must also arrange their own transportation each day to the Museum and into the field to photograph.

The Nature and Wildlife Workshop, also called Photography at the Summit, is the longest-running workshop in the Summit Series. It brings together a faculty of top international photographers and editors — many from National Geographic — and combines it with the beautiful setting of the Grand Tetons. Our faculty offers a wide variety of photography knowledge, so a student may go shoot in the morning with an expert nature photographer, review their work in the afternoon with a professional editor, then go over their editing process with a tech expert. Participating in this course is a valuable asset to students pursuing a professional photography career.2018 Summit Nature Workshops Article in Jackson Hole News and Guide

2016 High School scholarship recipient Isaac Spotts said:
“I learned so much from the workshop! I learned a lot about creativity that week. Shooting with Thomas Mangelsen, David Black, Melissa Groo, etc was just so awesome. Getting feedback from photographers that I look up to was so helpful and awesome!”

Isaac Spotts
Photograph courtesy of Isaac Spotts, 2016 Photography at the Summit High School student participant.


Art Leadership Scholarship in Honor of the Memory of Dick Jennings

Dick Jennings was a board member and dedicated supporter of the Museum. His commitment to the Museum and Jackson inspire us to recognize his memory and to remember how important it is to care about the place you live in, and give of yourself to people and things you feel passionate about.

The National Museum of Wildlife Art annually offers one fine art scholarship of $4,000 to a Teton County high school senior whose passion for fine art and design has motivated them to improve their skills and share their talents with others. The student should be planning to continue their study of art and design at the college level.

Common applications available from the Jackson Hole High School Counseling Office.


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