Chevrolet Officially Kicked off Fellowship for HBCU Journalism Students with NNPA, DJ Envy and Fonzworth Bentley

Chevrolet has officially kicked off their fourth year of fellowship for HBCU journalism students. Chevrolet, one of the world’s largest car brands, along with NNPA (National Newspaper Publishers Association) selected six students from various Historically Black Colleges and Universities for this year’s Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship.

Starting on June 6 and concluding August 1, the fellowship will travel the country, starting in Atlanta, GA and share positive, inspirational and relevant stories from African American communities during their eight-week summer internship. This year’s fellows are Tedarius Abrams (Bethune-Cookman), Tyla Barnes (Hampton University), Elae Hill (North Carolina A&T), Miana Massey (Howard University), Emani Nichols (Morehouse College) and Sharon Joy Washington (Florida A&M).  

Each fellow will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 stipend. During their experience, the students will form two teams of three people, and each team will have access to an all - new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer during their reporting assignments. Since the start of the annual DTU program, more than $330,000 in scholarships and stipends have been awarded to HBCU students. The program is open to all HBCU students who are in their sophomore through senior years with an interest in journalism, communications, mass media or visual arts.

Disc jockey and music producer DJ Envy, a co-host of the syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club,” will be the program’s national spokesperson. Musician and author Fonzworth Bentley will serve as the fellows’ Road Trip Advisor. Both are HBCU alums — DJ Envy graduated from Virginia’s Hampton University and Bentley is a Morehouse College graduate.

Business Mogul is excited to see Chevrolet and NNPA partner to support HBCU students with a passion for media and arts. With the many barriers HBCU’s encounter, programs and initiatives such as DTU are beneficial for their continued growth. HBCU’s represent a vital component of American higher education. Currently, there are 107 HBCU’s with more then 207,000 students enrolled.

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Fonzworth Bentley and DJ Envy

Fonzworth Bentley and DJ Envy