This new scholarship is for Black Canadian high school students of any gender entering a college or university program in journalism in Canada.
This scholarship exists to encourage and support Black Canadian high school students of any gender to pursue post-secondary education for a career in journalism.
Upon acceptance to a university or college in the fall of 2021, the recipient will receive this award and $10,000 CAD. They will also have the opportunity to meet with members of the Media Girlfriends network over web-conference.
We are Media Girlfriends, a Black-led company focused on promoting a diversity of perspectives in media.
Media Girlfriends started in 2016 as a podcast created by Nana aba Duncan. The hashtag #MediaGirlfriends has grown to include peer mentorship and the production of networking and skill building events.
Media can seem like an exclusive world. We aim to change that. We believe Canada's media is stronger with a diversity of voices. That includes you.
We also have a scholarship for women and non-binary students. It can be found on ScholarTree, listed as 2021 Media Girlfriends College or University Scholarship.