PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Earn a $10,000 scholarship, a journalism fellowship and a road trip of a lifetime!

Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) are giving HBCU students an exciting opportunity to Discover the Unexpected (DTU) about themselves, our communities and everyday people making a real difference.

HBCU students with an interest in journalism, new media, and discovering/reporting on inspirational stories in the African-American community are invited to apply for the fellowship.

Using NNPA’s professional resources, and the All-New 2019 Chevrolet Blazer’s innovative technology, DTU Fellows will share stories that shatter perceptions, jump-start their journalism careers, and encourage us all to Discover the Unexpected.

HOW FELLOWS ARE SELECTED

A select group of NNPA Publishers, Editors, and a Media Spokesperson will screen and evaluate completed NNPA Fellowship applications and select finalists.

The Discover the Unexpected Fellowship Application will include:

Completed application
Resume with GPA and references
Writing and professional work samples
Video submission

PROFESSIONAL Assistance to ensure your best chance of success

As a DTU Fellow, you will be working with NNPA professionals as well as a social media-savvy Road Trip Advisor. Together, they will provide mentorship and assistance to help you make the most of your journey.

PROGRAM FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Discover the Unexpected is an 8-week journalism journey focused on sharing inspirational stories from African American communities. Each DTU Fellow receives a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 stipend. Each team of DTU Fellows will travel to two cities to work with different NNPA newspapers, driving the All-New 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. DTU Fellows will be rewarded with hands-on experience, networking with journalism professionals, and delivering stories that make a difference.

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FAQS

WHAT IS THE CHEVROLET DISCOVER THE UNEXPECTED JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP?
2019 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) is an 8-week road trip sponsored by Chevrolet in partnership with the National Newspaper Publisher Association. Six HBCU students will be selected as DTU Fellows, and each will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 stipend. The fellows will be split into two teams of three, and each team will receive the use of an All-New 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. Over the course of eight weeks, each team will travel in the 2019 Blazer to two different cities where they will work for local NNPA newspapers. 2019 DTU Fellows will pitch, produce, and share stories of their travels and assigned NNPA news stories.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE DISCOVER THE UNEXPECTED FELLOWSHIP?

To be eligible, you must be at least 18 (19 if residing in Alabama) years old. You must be enrolled in a Historically Black College & University by the application deadline.

AM I STILL ELIGIBLE FOR THE $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP IF I’M AN HBCU GRADUATING SENIOR?

As a graduating senior, the $10,000 scholarship can be applied to any outstanding HBCU student loans and/or post-graduate education tuition for any accredited college or university.