Nikon Just Introduced a $10k Storytellers’ Scholarship


It’s no secret that the cost of higher education in the United States and Canada has skyrocketed in the past decade. With little sign of letting up, many students are relying upon scholarships from a disparate array of sources to make ends meet financially.

Life is particularly tough for students in fine arts and humanities but Nikon hopes to change that with a new scholarship.

Students in the United States and Canada are receiving an excellent opportunity to win a $USD 10,000 scholarship from Nikon to help defray the costs of higher education.

As part of its 100th anniversary celebration, Nikon’s “Storytellers” scholarship was announced earlier this year as part of the company’s efforts to commemorate its founding and began accepting applications on December 14.

The money is to promote the “next generation” of creators and is open to undergraduate and graduate students at accredited universities or technical schools who are pursuing a career or specialization in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography and multimedia/content creation according to the program’s website.

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The committee will select ten finalists to receive the scholarship. These finalists will be drawn from a pool of semi-finalists who will submit portfolios for consideration as a finalist for the program. Scholarship amounts will be awarded for academic year 2018-2019.

Nikon was founded in Japan in 1917 and specializes in optics and imaging products. The company is regarded as one of the top Japanese brands in the whole world and one of the top camera manufacturers as well.

Products from this conglomerate include cameras, camera lenses, binoculars, microscopes, ophthalmic lenses, measurement instruments, rifle scopes, spotting scopes, and the steppers used in the photolithography steps of semiconductor fabrication.

The company started as Japan Optical Industries Company, or Nippon Kougaku Kougyou Kabushikigaisha, but was renamed Nikon Corporation in 1988, taking its new moniker from its world-class camera line.

You can find out more information about the scholarship here at this link.

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