Six HBCU Students Receive ‘Discover The Unexpected’ Journalism Fellowships

For the past two years, Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association have teamed up to provide students from historically Black colleges and universities with enriching experiences in the journalism industry through the Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship. On Tuesday, the 2018 DTU fellowship recipients were announced.

The fellowship will kick-off in Detroit with a two-day training session led by the NNPA and Chevrolet at the General Motors headquarters.  As part of the initiative, each fellow will participate in an 8-week summer internship at a major publication based in New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, or Virginia. They will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship and $5,000 stipend and have access to drive a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox to get to and from reporting assignments. The students will be mentored by legendary music artist MC Lyte, who serves as the fellowship’s spokesperson, and correspondent Dana Blair.

Amongst those who received fellowships were Diamond Durant of Morgan State University, Natrawn Maxwell of Claflin University, Ila Wilborn of Florida A&M University, Daja Henry of Howard University, Tyvan Banks of Norfolk State University, and Denver Lark of North Carolina A&T State University.

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