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By MSR News Online

The Twin Cities Black Journalists has announced a scholarship to send an eligible college student to attend the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention and Career Fair.

Now in its 44th year, the convention, which also boasts the nation’s largest journalism jobs career fair, expects more than 4,000 journalism students and professionals to attend August 7-11 in Miami. This year’s convention theme is “Fight the Power: Press Forward with Passion and Purpose.”

The scholarship will help cover registration, hotel and travel expenses. In addition to the scholarship, the recipient will be matched with a professional journalist from TCBJ who will serve as a mentor.

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in college or have graduated in the past year; must be a current resident of Minnesota or from Minnesota while attending an out-of-state college; have in interest in journalism as a career; and be able to attend at least three days of the five-day convention.

The application deadline is May 24. To apply, complete the application at bit.ly/NABJ19scholarship. For more information, contact Nicole Norfleet at nicole.norfleet@startribune.com.

Information provided by Twin Cities Black Journalists. 

This article originally appeared in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. 

Twin Cities Black Journalists announces $1K NABJ conference scholarship

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