Scholarships & Awards
Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship
Yefim Cherkis was a dedicated photography
student at City College of San Francisco who, in 1994, tragically lost
his life at the age of twenty.
Yefim’s passion for photography and
presence in the departmental community was an inspiration to his
fellow students. After his untimely death the Photography Department
decided to honor him by establishing a bi-annual merit award: The
Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship.
Since 1994, the Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship has continued to assist talented photography students in our community. The scholarship has been generously endowed and supported by Yefim’s family and friends.
Portfolio submissions are solicited by the department each semester and an award of $500 is given to the student whose work is judged superior based on concept, creativity, and technical mastery.
Previous Yefim Cherkis Scholarship Recipients:
Maria Del Rio
Barbara Stewart Memorial Scholarship
The Barbara Stewart Memorial Scholarship was established by the ESL Department in memory of the late and beloved Barbara Stewart, an ESL instructor and photography enthusiast. Each semester, a beginning photography student is awarded a $250 scholarship in her honor.
Previous Barbara Stewart Memorial Scholarship Recipients:
Scholarship Recipient: Stephanie Riado
Scholarship Recipient: Jiamin Zen
Scholarship Recipient: Chloe Ginnever
Judith Dara Epstein
Scholarship Recipient: Iedryn Orozco
Scholarship Recipient: Bongani Masimla
Scholarship Recipient: Stacey Pang
Scholarship Recipient: Beatriz Escobar
Scholarship Recipient: Adrienne Johnson
Scholarship Recipient: Jenya Lum
Katie Cai Hua Tong