Applications for Discover the Unexpected 2018 Journalism Fellowship are now closed. For those of you who missed the deadline, please send us a message using our Contact Us form and include your contact information to receive notice of program updates. Everyone else, we look forward to reviewing your application and will notify you of our decision by May 12th, 2018.

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 who are up for a road trip driven by hands-on experience, exciting challenges and discovering inspirational stories in the African-American community are eligible to apply for a fellowship.

Using NNPA’s professional resources and the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox’s innovative technology, DTU Fellows will share stories that shatter perceptions, jump-start their journalism careers and encourage us all to Discover the Unexpected.


A select group of NNPA publishers, editors and media spokespeople screen and evaluate NNPA Fellowship applications and video submissions and select finalists.

The Discover the Unexpected application process includes:

Completed application
Resume with GPA
Recommendation from college professor or advisor
Video submission
Technology/social media skills
Writing sample

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.


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 two different NNPA newspapers with the use of the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and its innovative technology. DTU Fellows will be rewarded with hands-on experience, networking with journalism professionals and delivering stories that make a difference.

To request and receive important updates about the National Newspaper Publishers Association Fellowship, click here.