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NABJ, Medill, Reuters partner for new scholarship program

Northwestern University, in partnership with Reuters and National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), has launched a new scholarship program at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

“Reuters and Medill are two of the most influential forgers in journalism,” said NABJ President and Northwestern alumnus Dorothy Tucker. “I am thrilled about the impact this scholarship will have on our student members and for generations to come. Now more than ever, we need these types of partnerships to further the cause of media diversity and strengthen the field of journalism.”

The scholarship, funded by Reuters and Medill and valued at $40,000, is open to all NABJ members applying to Medill’s graduate journalism program. In addition to the monetary benefits, the recipient will receive an opportunity to join the Reuters summer internship program and will have access to mentoring by Reuters editors.

“We’re thrilled to work in partnership with Reuters and NABJ to reward a terrific student with this distinguished fellowship,” said Medill Dean Charles Whitaker. “Medill recognizes and supports the need to make newsrooms more diverse and filled with excellent reporters. This new fellowship will support our efforts to do that.”

To qualify for the Reuters-NABJ scholarship, candidates must be NABJ members and meet the requirements for admission to Medill. The scholarship program will begin with applications for the 2020 school year for students who wish to start the summer quarter and the recipients will be selected by Medill.

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