The Elevate Scholarship programme

The Elevate Scholarship programme

The Elevate Scholarship programme is designed to strengthen the future of the news business by embracing and elevating historically under-represented and disadvantaged groups below the senior management level at news media companies.

Through Elevate Scholarships, the International News Media Association (INMA) and the Google News Initiative (GNI) want to equip new faces and voices with strong news industry fundamentals as well as networking and mentoring opportunities.

Removing obstacles for equitable inclusion in news industry training and development can shatter the glass ceiling for professionals from under-represented groups, which hampers innovation and the future of news media.

The application deadline is September 23, 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Elevate Scholarship, you must:

  • Be employed by a news media company
  • Hold a position below senior management at your organisation
  • Be in the business of news media for less than 15 years
  • Be under age 45
  • Aspire to become a top manager at a news media company
  • Be a part of an under-represented and disadvantaged group within your country

What scholarship recipients receive

Below are what the scholarship recipients will receive

  • Recognition via public announcements by INMA
  • A scholarship certification
  • Free access to 3 INMA Master Classes
  • A free membership in INMA for one year — with full and unfettered access to the association’s global community
  • Participate in a mentoring video meet-up with Google and INMA to discuss news industry and career development

For more information about the scholarship, visit the INMA/Google News Initiative Elevate Scholarship’s website.

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