NNPA Fellowship

NNPA Fellowship

If you have a passion for storytelling and want to promote positivity in African-American communities then, you have a chance to display it through this NNPA Fellowship.  The fellowship is sponsored by the National Newspaper Publisher Association in partnership with Chevrolet. To be eligible, you must be between 18-years-old (19 if residing in Alabama) and 22 and enrolled in a Historically Black College & University by the application deadline.

Provided By:

National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is a trade association of the more than 200 African American-owned community newspapers from around the United States. Since its founding 75 years ago, NNPA has consistently been the voice of the black community.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $90,000
  • Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Winner Announcement: May 4, 2018


Canadians and other foreign nationals are eligible to apply:

  • Applicant must be between 18-years-old (19 if residing in Alabama) and 22 and enrolled in a Historically black college & University by the application deadline.
  • US citizen and other foreign nationals are eligible to apply.

Instructions for Applying:

Applications must be submitted online through this link: http://www.nnpa.org/dtu/online-application/

Supporting Documents:

  • To be applying, applicants must create a video. Your video submission is your opportunity to tell us who you are and express your creativity. Here are some suggestions:
  1. Describe your passion for journalism and storytelling.
  2. What are your top 3 skills that you would bring to the DTU Fellowship Road Trip Program?
  3. Why do you want to be a DTU Fellow?
  • Submit a resume, not to exceed one page, including:
  • College/University academic major and minor, date or expected date of graduation
  • Current GPA (grade point average)
  • Permanent and school address, email and mobile number
  • Work experience
  • Special skills
  • Links to writing and work samples and social media addresses
  • Reference from your college professor or advisor (name, phone, and email address)
  • Writing Sample

Award Amount:                   

  • Six HBCU students will be selected as DTU 2018 Fellows and each will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 stipend.
  • Each 3-person team will be provided with the use of an all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox for the duration of the DTU road trip.
  • Over the course of 8-weeks, each team will travel to two different cities where they will work for two NNPA newspapers.

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