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African-American Journalism Scholarship

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Mechanism Ventures
1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
May 11, 2021
Winners Announced
Jun 11, 2021
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
African American

Good journalism is more important than ever.

From coverage of COVID-19 to police brutality and protests, journalism shapes the way we understand the world and work on solutions to impactful problems.

However, while accurate and empathetic coverage of racial injustice is critical right now, historically just 4% of journalists in leadership positions are Black.

Building a better, more diverse free press in our country will require widespread support and reform.

As one small part of this, the African-American Journalism Scholarship will be awarded to a Black student at any education level who plans on (or already is) pursuing a career in journalism.

This scholarship is part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grants Series.

Selection Criteria:
Impact, Drive
Published June 12, 2020
Essay Topic

Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you hope to achieve in your career in journalism, and how are you preparing yourself to achieve it?

500–1000 words

Winning Application

Bashirah Mack
University of California-BerkeleyBerkeley, CA


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 11, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jun 11, 2021.

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