The William F. DiPietra Foundation awards grants to Media Arts students at Long Island University, Fordham University and Archbishop Molloy High School. Tuition grants are awarded to graduates of St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy. William (Bill) DiPietra attended all of these schools. This year the Foundation will again sponsor a virtual, juried photography exhibition in June 2021. See below for application guidelines.
Long Island University
William F. DiPietra Project Finishing Grants
Project finishing grants of $1500 each will be awarded to two outstanding applicants. Grant applications are open to all LIU Brooklyn Media Arts graduate alumni and to current LIU Brooklyn Media Arts graduate thesis project students. Project must be of high quality and intended for public presentation. Special consideration is given to those who demonstrate need, creativity and professional potential. The application period is from Jan. 15th, 2021 to March 31st 2021 Winners will be announced on April 15th, 2021.
William F. DiPietra Media Arts Discretionary Awards
Discretionary awards of $250 each will be awarded to five graduating LIU Brooklyn MA/MFA Media Arts students for academic and/or creative excellence in their final thesis. Recipients will be announced on April 30th, 2021. Awards will be presented at the Media Arts Graduate Awards Reception in May of 2021..
Second Annual William F. DiPietra Foundation Photography Exhibition
We are pleased to announce the second annual William F. DiPietra Foundation Photography Exhibition. The exhibition will be a virtual gallery on the William F. DiPietra Foundation website. Submissions are open to all current LIU Brooklyn students (undergraduate, graduate) and alumni who took a photography class in the Media Arts department. We are celebrating the vast diversity of artistic talent that resides in our Brooklyn Campus.
One $500.00 Award given to a current undergraduate
One $500.00 Award to a current graduate student or MA/MFA alumni
Two $250 honorable mentions