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.  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 will be accepted from all LIU Brooklyn Media Arts graduate and undergraduate program alumni and from current LIU Brooklyn Media Arts graduate thesis project students.  Projects must be of high quality and intended for public presentation.  Special consideration is given to those who demonstrate creativity and professional potential.  This year applicants must complete a general application as well as a grant budget. The application period for 2022 will open on January 15th and close on March 15th, 2022:




Third Annual William F. DiPietra Foundation Photography Exhibition

We are pleased to announce the third annual William F. DiPietra Foundation Photography Exhibition.  The exhibition will be a virtual gallery on the William F. DiPietra Foundation website.  This year the exhibition will also include a Young Photographers division featuring the work of student photographers from Archbishop Molloy High School.   


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Fordham University

The Foundation presents awards ($1000 each) to two students in the Department of Communications and Media Studies and three students in the Visual Arts Department.  The recipients are chosen by the faculty.


Archbishop Molloy High School

The Foundation presents a $1000 award to a student who demonstrates an interest in film/video or photography.  The recipient is chosen by the faculty.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy

The Foundation presents tuition grants ($1000 each) to two graduating students who are attending Catholic high schools and demonstrate high levels of academic achievement.