BMCC is one of 17 colleges and universities across the country partnering with the NBCU Academy, launched by NBC Universal News Group to provide scholarships to students from traditionally underrepresented communities who are interested in journalism in mainstream media. Eligible full-time students will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 to fund either a semester or full academic year.
To qualify for this scholarship, students should:
- Demonstrate financial need
- Must be an enrolled full time student for Academic Year 2022-2023
Have completed at least one course in previous academic year (2020-2021) or plan to enroll in at least one course in Journalism, Video and Arts Technology, Media and Arts Technology, or Communications in Academic Year 2021-2022
Have a demonstrated track record of academic achievement
Have completed 12 credits by Fall 2022
Have done work in support of issues related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Have skills required for creation of content reflective of diverse communities that provide insight into contemporary challenges
* Students can submit published work and/or the best of their academic or journalistic writing.
To apply for the scholarship, students must:
- Submit a 500-word essay defining interest in journalism and possible future goals in journalism.
Submit a work sample*
Two Letters of Recommendation: academic; extracurricular; an employer; or leader in their community will be accepted