2020 DISCOVER THE UNEXPECTED/NNPA FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

ELIGIBILITY: The 2020 Discover the Unexpected / National Newspaper Publishers’ Association (“Sponsor”) Fellowship (the “Fellowship”) is open for applications from [full-time] students at historically black colleges and universities who are between the ages of 18 – 22 (19 if residing in Alabama) and who complete the application process and agree to the Terms and Conditions.

TO ENTER: Applicants for the Fellowship must complete the application process by April 12, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST by uploading the following information to the Fellowship website at https://www.nnpa.org/chevydtu/ via hotlinks and/or in PDF format.  All documents submitted must indicate the applicant’s name in the following naming convention:  LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MIDDLE NAME/INITIAL.

Applicants must submit the following information in compliance with these Application Instructions and Terms and Conditions:

  • Complete the online application form and click to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Submit a resume, not to exceed one page, including:
    • College/University academic major and minor, date or expected date of graduation
    • Current GPA (grade point average)
    • Permanent and school address, email and mobile number
    • Work experience
    • Special skills
  • Writing Sample [required] / Creative Sample [required]
  • [Optional] Provide the name of your school partner that you would propose be your DTU teammate. New for 2020, fellows will be paired in teams of 2 representing their HBCU to compete for bragging rights and an additional scholarship for their school. We’d love to see your team dynamic if submitting a video as a pair. There is no penalty for applying by yourself, no additional consideration given to those that apply as a pair, and no guarantee that you will be selected as a team.
  • [Required] of either yourself alone or you and your school teammate labeled: “2020 Discover The Unexpected | (Your First Name Last Name)”. Substitute your name for the text in parenthesis. Videos are not to exceed 90 seconds explaining:
    • Who you or you and your teammate are
    • Your/Your team’s passion for journalism and storytelling
    • 3 skills that you will bring to the Discover the Unexpected team
    • Why you should be chosen for the 2020 Discover the Unexpected Fellowship

NOTIFICATION:

The selected 2020 Discover the Unexpected Fellows will be contacted via email on or about April 24, 2020 and must respond that they are accepting the Fellowship within 7 days or an alternate Fellow will be selected.

Please review the Terms and Conditions before submitting this application. By submitting this application, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions.