Workshop Scholarship


PCNW offers full tuition scholarships for students seeking to enroll in a workshop on a quarterly basis. This scholarship is intended for students with financial barriers and/or those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, or with a disability. This scholarship is open to students of all skill-levels interested in expanding their photographic skills and knowledge.

Applications are accepted quarterly, on a rolling basis. Details about upcoming workshop offerings are available on our Workshop Schedules & Registration page.


PCNW accepts scholarship applications online.

If you need access to a computer to complete your application, you may utilize one in the PCNW digital lab at no cost. Contact us at scholarships@pcnw.org or 206.720.7222 x0 to make an appointment.

Applicants must include the following items as part of the online application form:

  1. Letter of application explaining why you are applying for a scholarship (topic prompts included in application form)
  2. Reported income from your most recent W-2 or Tax Return, or alternate details regarding your current income status
  3. OPTIONAL: 5 JPEGs of your photography (recommended for folks interested in an intermediate or advanced workshop for which prior photography experience is required; file sizes must not exceed 1MB each)


  • Individuals experiencing financial barriers AND/OR
  • Individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, or with a disability
  • Students at all skill-levels


Contact us at scholarships@pcnw.org.


  • PCNW reserves the right to determine which courses are available for subsidized tuition.
  • Scholarships may not be used towards any cost except tuition. Scholarships are not cash awards; they are applied as a discounted rate towards a workshop. 
  • “Full tuition scholarship” and/or “Partial tuition scholarship” means that PCNW will subsidize up to the awarded scholarship amount for one workshop during the quarter for which you apply.
  • Scholarship funds are valid only for the quarter they are awarded; scholarships cannot be deferred or transferred to a future quarter or academic year.
  • Students are responsible for providing their own equipment (i.e. camera), materials, and books as required by the course.
  • Students are responsible for payment of any remaining tuition balance not covered by scholarship funds in accordance with our registration and payment policies.
  • All attendance and withdrawal policies apply and no academic credit will be awarded for incomplete courses due to withdrawal. See our Education Policies for details.