All professional members of the Vermont Professional Photographers Association are eligible to receive scholarships to study photography at schools of photography.


Money for these scholarships come from interest from a fund which has been set up with donations and profits which the Association has earned from its annual conferences.


To be eligible for a scholarship, the member must had paid dues on or before the first of February each year and must have accumulated nine or more attendance points (of a possible 14) during the year since the last conference in the following manner: Regular bimonthly meetings, 2 points; PPANE Convention, 1 point; VPP Annual Convention, at which scholarship is drawn, 3 points. Scholarships are awarded for study at any school approved by the Executive Committee of the Association.


The Fund is named for the late Ivan and Bernice Burnham, loyal members of the Vermont Professional Photographers, who gave freely of their knowledge and time to all members. They operated a photography studio in Waterbury for many years.

The Ivan Burnham Fund winner must decide what it will be used for within 12 months time and use it within 18 months time.


Please check with the secretary, Jamie Proctor-Brassard for more

information and list of winners: e-mail Jamie



2014 Scholarship Winners


Ivan Burnham: $375 each


Winner: Wayne Tarr

1st Alternate: Peter Larsen

2nd Alternate: Larry Asam


Winner: Robert North

1st Alternate: Mark Sweeney

2nd Alternate: Kelly Schulze


Winner: Jon Adams

1st Alternate: Sarah McGarghan

2nd Alternate: Daria Bishop



PPANE Scholarship: $250


Winner: Kathleen Porter

1st Alternate: Sarah McGarghan

2nd Alternate: Larry Asam


Auction Scholarship winners: $200


Larry Asam

Wayne Tarr

Kathleen Porter

Peter Larsen



These scholarships must be used before the next convention or be forfeited. They can be used toward board approved photographic education or materials.