PUSH For A Change…Scholarship Winners

PUSH for a change was started with nothing more than a desire to unite the photography community to effect real change.

When I created this organization, the goal was to elicit positive change by providing a venue to foster and promote community.  Each year we will embrace certain charities and fundraisers to give back and help not only our community, but the youth that are a part of it.  If you are a photographer who wants to help, but is not sure what you can do…please consider joining in our efforts.  Together all of US can make a difference.

Our annual scholarship benefit was held at the PUSH 2017 conference this past July.  With the help of generous donors from vendors to photographers, we were able to raise enough money to give 3 students scholarships worth $2600 each.

Applications were accepted from our PUSH 2017 attendees.  They were asked to nominate one very deserving 2018 High School Senior.  Our board of directors (Brooke Daniels, Thomas Nguyen and Parker Black and myself ) poured over these applications and narrowed it down to 3 lucky recipients.

Each year at the PUSH Conference we will continue to raise money towards our scholarship program to celebrate from within the PUSH  attendee community for that year.  I look forward to this year’s auction and cannot thank everyone who made this a huge success enough.  Alison Faulkner, thank you for tirelessly working to get incredible items for this event.  A huge shoutout to our speakers, vendors and photography community for making this possible.

So are you ready to learn who the winners are?

  1.  Mackenzie Matthews of Mt. Juliet High School

Nominated by:  Noreen Nooner Photography

2.  Evelyn Wall

Nominated by:  Amelia Martin

3.  Mackenzie Phenis

Nominated by:  Brittany Baldwin B.photography

I wish we could have picked every single applicant.  So many talented individuals are representing the Class Of 2018!  I cannot wait to see what our winning recipients do in college and beyond!