Introducing Scholarships for Indigenous Journalism Students


The Jack Webster Foundation is pleased to announce an addition to its Student Journalism Awards program with new, this year, Scholarships for Indigenous Journalism Students, presented by the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF). $2,000 will be paid towards tuition at the recipients’ schools, with up to two scholarships to be awarded this fall.

Applicants must be B.C. residents who identify as Indigenous and must be enrolled in full-time studies for 2019/20 at a B.C. post-secondary journalism program. Eligible journalism programs are at: the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langara College, Thompson Rivers University, and the University of British Columbia.

Applicants must provide a resumé with names of two references and their contact phone number/email, a statement (100 words) describing one’s connection to the Indigenous community, an essay (400 words) on why Indigenous voices are important to the future of journalism in Canada and how one’s stories could contribute to truth and reconciliation.

This scholarship program now joins the Jack Webster Foundation’s existing Student Journalism Awards which are open to all B.C. students enrolled in their final year of a journalism program. Submissions for these awards are also being accepted online until midnight, September 29, 2019, online only at jackwebster.com.

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