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Scholarships for students to the Summit Workshops honor the memories of exceptional photographers who had been part of the workshop faculties in the past, current scholarships are limited to students at each of the respective partnering universities listed below.


The Annie Krause Scholarship goes each fall to a University of Colorado student in honor of Annie who had been a member of the workshop staff for more than 20 years. A fine photographer who specialized in the outdoors, winter sports and nature photography living in Boulder, Co., Annie lost her long battle with cancer in the summer of 2006.

bobby model

The Bobby Model Scholarship is granted by the Model family to a University of Wyoming student for the Fall Summit workshop. Bobby Model came to the first Summit Workshop as a student from the University of Wyoming where he combined his photography with climbing -- and soon became a world class freestyle climber. At the workshop, he met Chris Johns, then a National Geographic photographer, who asked Bobby to accompany him as an assistant on stories in Africa. Bobby's photography progressed to the point he was doing National Geographic assignments, did an internship with Rich Clarkson and Associates, managed major Himalayan climbs -- and returned to the Summit on the faculty. He brought not only many talents but a great personality and commitment to excellence.

In 2007, while on assignment in South Africa, he was seriously injured when a large stone was thrown through the windshield of his car. Two years of major brain operations and slow recuperation was progressing and he was returned to his Cody, Wy. homein early 2009. American Photo magazine did a major story on his career and pictures in the July issue. Then in September of 2009,as he was slowly getting better, a sudden and unexpected cardiac arrest ended it all. At the memorial service in Cody a month later, more than 1,000 friends were in attendance.

mike phillips

The Mike Phillips Scholarship goes to a Brooks Institute student each spring in honor of the longtime Nikon Professional Services staff member who had attended many of the Summit Workshops from his home in San Francisco. Mike suffered a fatal heart attack in his home in the winter of 2005.


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