Registration Fees & Scholarships

Tickets to the Saturday Awards Reception can be purchased in advance for $30. Student registration is limited to full-time students and active duty military.  Valid ID is required at the NSC registration desk to receive your badge.


Northern Short Course Scholarships

1) The Northern Short Course offers a number of scholarships (in the form of tuition waivers) for NPPA members who are out of work or in genuine financial need. Apply in writing to the Registration Chair explaining your circumstances.

2) At the 2002 NSC, the NSC Board voted to offer registration fee waivers to full time professionals in honor of the ultimate sacrifice of two veteran photojournalists who died covering the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th. Glen Pettit was a New York City Police Officer assigned to the Video Production unit. Pettit was also a freelance videographer who worked for News 12 on Long Island and the New York Times. Bill Biggart was a still photographer and member of IMPACT VISUALS. He had survived covering the Middle East, beginning with the Intifada in 1987, and many trips to Israel. His final World Trade Center work appeared in a five page spread in Newsweek. Both still and TV journalists are eligible for these awards. To apply, send a letter of interest to the Registration Chair Natalie Nigito. Indicate a still or TV specialty and include a copy of your credentials


Event Registration Cancellation by Participant – Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund for your registration is 5 business days before the event. Registration cancellations received prior to the deadline may be eligible to receive a refund less a $35 service fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event. Cancellations will be accepted via phone or e-mail to the national office ( or 919-383-7246 x0), and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder.Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.