WHAT IS DISCOVER THE UNEXPECTED?
Discover the Unexpected (DTU) is an amazing journalism fellowship that offers HBCU students $15,000 in stipends and scholarships, an opportunity to explore exciting cities in the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and discover inspirational stories in our communities.
See the latest from our 2017 DTU Fellows
and their road trip of a lifetime.
They are on the road connecting with inspiring people and collecting incredible stories and videos from our communities. Don’t miss out! Follow their journey here.
What is the Discover the Unexpected/National Newspaper Publishers Association Fellowship?
The Discover the Unexpected/NNPA Fellowship offers student journalists and mass media art students the opportunity to cover print and multimedia stories in Atlanta, New Orleans, Raleigh or Washington, D.C., over the course of 8 weeks during summer break. The Fellowship is managed by the National Newspaper Publishers Association and sponsored by Chevrolet.
Does the Fellowship offer financial compensation or academic credit?
The Fellowship provides a $5,000 stipend and a $10,000 scholarship to recipients. However, students must provide their own housing accommodations in their assigned market: Atlanta, New Orleans, Raleigh or Washington, D.C.
I am a journalism graduate looking for a job. Am I eligible for a Discover the Unexpected/National Newspaper Publishers Association Fellowship?
Undergraduate students attending a Howard University, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College and Morehouse College in their sophomore, junior or senior year are eligible. Candidates may also include recent college or university graduates who will have completed coursework by June 1 following the application deadline/interview period.
I have worked in journalism, but my major is in another subject. Am I eligible?
Yes. Your degree can be in any subject, but preference is given to students with a journalism degree or some experience in journalism, such as work for a campus or professional media outlet. Students with experience in Mass Media or in other forms of professional storytelling are also eligible to apply. You must submit work samples with your application.