This new scholarship is for Indigenous high school, college, or university students of any gender entering or in a college or university program in journalism, communications, media, or tech in Canada.
This scholarship exists to encourage and support Indigenous students of any gender, 17-30 years old, to pursue post-secondary education for a career in media.
Upon acceptance or return to a university or college in the fall of 2022, 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 Indigenous Student 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.
We also have two other scholarships for high school and college/university students. They can be found on ScholarTree, listed as 2022 Media Girlfriends College or University Scholarship.
* We use an inclusive definition of women, which includes trans women, genderqueer, and non-binary folks.