Chevrolet partnered with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to provide funding for the 2018 Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship (DTU) for another year. The scholarships will benefit six students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Each DTU student will receive a $10,000 scholarship and $5,000 stipend.
In addition to offering the scholarship, Chevrolet will provide two 2018 Equinox crossovers. The six students will split into two teams of three. Each team will receive an Equinox to further their research and help them in their reporting projects.
“This year we want to give every HBCU student with a strong voice the opportunity to report the inspiring stories from around the U.S. as they Find New Roads behind the wheel of the 2018 Equinox,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing.
The students’ journey begins in Detroit. There, they will take part in two days of journalism training put on by Chevrolet and National Newspaper Publishers Association leaders. The training will take place at the General Motors’ Global Headquarters.
“Young journalists have the power to bring about positive change in our communities and this country through their words, so it is vital to include their voices in the conversation,” said Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., NNPA President and CEO.
Offering scholarships for HBCU students is exactly the kind of thing that makes us proud to represent Chevrolet. If you’re not one of the lucky recipients of a 2018 Equinox, however, don’t fret: you can always get one at Ginn Chevrolet!