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NNPA Discover the Unexpected Fellowship Program: Now open to all HBCU students

MC Lyte and the NNPA / Discover the Unexpected Fellows (Photo Provided).


The National Newspaper Publishers Association and Chevrolet are looking for passionate young journalists for its summer fellowship program.

Now, in its third year of the Discover the Unexpected NNPA Fellowship program has changed the rules to become more inclusive. This year marks the first time, students from all HBCUs are eligible to apply.

In 2016, DTU fellowships were offered to Howard University students. Last year, the program expanded to include Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College. To date, Chevrolet’s DTU scholarship awards along with stipends total more than $300,000. Six HBCU students will be selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 stipend to aid them during their summer internship with a leading NNPA newspaper in Atlanta, New York City, Washington, DC or Norfolk.

The DTU Fellows will work over the course of eight weeks, to pitch, produce and share new stories for two NNPA outlets. This year, the program is giving fellows opportunities to travel to find new roads and make authentic discoveries along the way. The fellowship teams will embark on a road trip to three cities in an all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. DTU national spokespersonMC Lyte and on-air personality Dana Blair will meet regularly with the Fellows to encourage their creativity to explore and pave new roads.

This is a great opportunity for future journalists to learn and grow through real experiences in their field. Applications will only be accepted online via the program’s website beginning April 2, 2018. All students who are at least 18 years of age, attending an HBCU in their sophomore-senior year and majoring in journalism or mass communication are encouraged to apply.

Please visit to see a full list of application requirements for the Discover the Unexpected 2018 NNPA Fellowship program. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is April 30, 2018. The selected Fellows will be contacted via email on May 4, 2018