The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice. Production grants  are awarded to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities.
Deadlines: Professional grants — January 31, 2016; student grants — Mar 3, 2016.
Inspired by their dear daughter and sister Alexia Tsairis who was innocently killed at the age of 20 during the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the Tsairis family have worked to build Alexia’s legacy as a photographer through The Alexia Foundation. From it’s beginning as a memorial fund at Alexia’s alma mater Syracuse University, The Alexia Foundation has grown to become one of the most well-known and respected awards in the field of photojournalism, earning recognition and awards from World Press Photo, the Emmy News and Documentary Awards, the duPont-Columbia University Award, and a Pulitzer Prize; just to name just a few. Since its inception in 1991, The Alexia Foundation has given $947,000 to 120 photography students and 21 professional photojournalists producing 141 funded projects.