This scholarship is for Canadian students studying journalism, communications, media, or tech in Canada. One scholarship will be awarded to a high school student entering a program, the other to a student already enrolled in a college or university program.
This scholarship, which is in its third year, exists to encourage and support young women and non-binary folks to study a major related to media, with a career in journalism or storytelling in mind.
Upon acceptance to a university or college (or another year in a program) 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.
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.
Media Girlfriends started in 2016, as a podcast created by Nana aba Duncan. It is now a podcast production company and scholarship, supporting women and gender diverse journalists, inviting all.
Applications for the 2022 Media Girlfriends College or University Scholarship will be accepted via ScholarTree until April 30, 2022. Judging will take place in May, followed by outreach to the winners in June 2022. The recipients of the 2022 Media Girlfriends scholarships will be announced on Media Girlfriends' social media and posted on mediagirlfriends.com.
This year we also have a scholarship for Indigenous high school, college, or university students of any gender. It can be found on ScholarTree, listed as 2022 Media Girlfriends Indigenous Student Scholarship.
* We use an inclusive definition of women, which includes trans women, genderqueer, and non-binary folks.