This scholarship is for Canadian students studying journalism, communications, media, or tech. 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 new scholarship 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 $7,000 CAD. They will also have the opportunity to meet with founding members of Media Girlfriends in person or over web-conference.
We are Media Girlfriends, a growing network of diverse women working in Canadian media.
Media Girlfriends started in 2016, as a podcast created by Nana aba Duncan. The hashtag #MediaGirlfriends has grown to include peer mentorship on social media and in real life, with events.
To support the future of diversity and inclusion in Canadian media, we are starting a scholarship for young women looking to study journalism, communications, media, or tech. The scholarship money was raised through a crowdfunding campaign of people who support this vision.
Media can seem like an exclusive world. We aim to change that. Media Girlfriends exists so women and non-binary journalists can encourage each other and invest in the success of our peers.
We believe Canada's media is stronger with a diversity of women's voices. That includes you.