Reuters strikes business journalism scholarship pact with Columbia, NYU
Reuters announced Thursday the launch of a scholarship program to attract business journalists with the National Association of Black Journalists for graduate journalism programs at Columbia University and New York University.
Each scholarship, funded by Reuters and the universities and valued at more than $40,000 in tuition and credits, will be open to all NABJ members applying to Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and NYU’s Business and Economic Reporting graduate program.
The scholarship program will begin with applications for the 2018-2019 school year.
In addition to the monetary benefits, the recipients of the Reuters-NABJ scholarships will receive on-site training in the Reuters New York newsroom, access to mentoring by Reuters editors and the option to intern at Reuters upon graduation.
“These scholarships for graduate training at Columbia University and NYU offer us an exciting opportunity to support NABJ members and help promote diversity in journalism, an issue of critical importance to Reuters and to the industry as a whole,” said Reuters editor Stephen J. Adler in a statement.
To qualify for the Reuters-NABJ scholarships, candidates must be NABJ members and meet the requirements for admission to the university to which they are applying.
The scholarship recipients will be selected by the universities.