In keeping with our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion within the journalism industry, the Scripps Howard Fund has made a three-year, $600,000 commitment to university-level programs that inspire high school students of diverse backgrounds to embark on careers in journalism.
Elon University in Elon, N.C., and the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, received $100,000 each during the 2022-2023 school year. The programs are a combination of online seminars, in-person camps and hands-on opportunities with professional journalists.
The programs are designed to legitimize and amplify student voices by providing a platform to share their stories. Another goal is to create relationships and open educational paths that lead to careers in journalism while providing ongoing access to mentors and support in the industry.
The universities, which the Foundation selected following a competitive application process, launched their programs during the 2021-2022 academic year.