Reuters-NABJ scholarship winners named
Reuters announced that the winners of two Reuters-National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) scholarships are Arriana McLymore and Akintunde Ahmad for graduate journalism programs at New York University and Columbia University, respectively.
Each student will receive a value of more than $40,000 in tuition and credits for the 2018-2019 academic year funded by Reuters and the universities.
In addition, both winners will receive on-site training in the Reuters New York newsroom and access to mentoring by Reuters editors. Upon graduation, they’ll also each be offered a 10-week Reuters internship.
McLymore, a recent graduate of Hampton University, served as editor-in-chief of the university’s paper. Her past summer internships include CNBC, a local ABC affiliate, Edelman, and most recently, an editorial internship at DC Inno. McLymore will be attending the Business and Economic Reporting program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute for graduate school.
Ahmad, from Oakland, California, graduated from Yale University in May with a degree in sociology. Ahmad, who had a 5.0 GPA in high school and was accepted to several Ivy League colleges, announced his intention to attend Yale in a 2014 interview on The Ellen Show. He will attend the documentary film program at Columbia Journalism School.
“Reuters sees high value in investing in young adults pursuing a career in journalism and in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the industry,” said Reuters editor-in-chief Stephen J. Adler in a statement. “The Reuters-NABJ scholarships are an immense opportunity for Reuters to offer access to our resources and the experience of our journalists to help these young students develop into exceptional journalists.”