Chevy recently partnered with the National News Publishers Association (NNPA) to create a fellowship at Howard University. This funding opportunity is geared towards communications students, especially those that aim to report on African American communities.
Called the “Discover the Unexpected” fellowship program, Chevy says this opportunity is designed to show the positive stories of men and women who are truly making a difference. The award winner will be selected from a panel of NNPA publishers, editors, and Howard University faculty. They will be paired with NNPA professional advisors, and will deliver a range of stories.
“The ‘Discover the Unexpected’ fellowship program will highlight and celebrate positive stories of men and women making a tremendous impact in their communities,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “Chevrolet is fully committed to this important initiative. We believe our DTU fellows are leaders in the next generation of African American journalists and storytellers, and we are proud to support them in their mission to create meaningful narratives that foster a collective sense of pride.”
Lyricist and hip-hop artist MC Lyte has agreed to be the program’s national spokeswoman. All of us at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC can’t wait to see what comes of this inspiring project.