The MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is an excellent opportunity for professional photographers to further their education in photography. For over twenty years the GPPA has given a scholarship in memory of our many members who have passed away. Every member has a part in presenting this scholarship, as one dollar from each member's yearly dues is placed in a special account to finance the Scholarship fund. Any GPPA member who has not previously been awarded the Memorial Scholarship is eligible to apply.  The recipient must maintain GPPA membership for the following year to receive this tuition.

The winner of the scholarship will receive a full tuition to Photoworks which is held each year at North Georgia Tech in Clarkesville, Georgia. Photoworks is an excellent way for photographers to receive invaluable hands-on training in the photographic field and help in furthering their photographic careers. 

How to Apply:

Please send a completed application either via email or mail as per instructions below

Please create an attachment or type & print your answers to the following questions:

  1. Why did you pursue photography as a profession?
  2. What are your ultimate professional goals?
  3. Why are you applying for the Memorial Scholarship, and how do you feel that winning the scholarship will benefit you?
  4. If you were to win the scholarship, what type of class would you take and why?

In addition to the questions, the following items must be included with the application:

  1. An email or sealed confidential letter from an employer giving an evaluation of the entrant (not applicable for self-employed);
  2. A brief resume of photographic experience and training, as well as general education and background;
  3. An emailed or  written reference from another in the photographic profession (other than the employer who wrote letter #1 above;).
  4. A portfolio of twelve images showing your individual work; a variety of subject matter is strongly encouraged. Portfolio entries must be submitted digitally.  Matting your images is optional. Files must be sized so the longest dimension is 4000 pixels. For example, in Photoshop, go to Image/Image Size and change the inches to pixels and type in 4000 on the longest dimension. Make sure your resolution is 200.  

Entrants may not submit work taken in a class which has been set up by another photographer or instructor.  

For more information contact Eric Richards the Photoworks School Director at

or Tracey Luttgens the GPPA Executive Director at

For Large Files we recommend We Transfer or Dropbox Submissions

All entries must be delivered to the GPPA Executive Director either via 

email to

or by Mail to 180 Mount Moriah Rd, Auburn GA 30011

by 12:00 Midnight, Thursday September 30, 2021

Winner will be announced on Sunday October 3, 2021 at the GPPA Awards Banquet 


Georgia Professional Photographers Association is a proud affiliate of Professional Photographers of America

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