Three years ago, Media Girlfriends launched its first scholarship to encourage and support young women and gender diverse students to study a major related to media, with a career in journalism or storytelling in mind.
Part of the reason this scholarship has done so well is because it’s a grassroots, community funded scholarship, and a direct investment into diversifying Canadian media.
Applications for the 2022 Media Girlfriends Student Scholarships will be accepted through ScholarTree until April 30, 2022. Judging will take place in May, followed by outreach to the winners in June 2022. The recipients of the 2022 Media Girlfriends scholarships will be announced on Media Girlfriends’ social media and posted on mediagirlfriends.com.
Winners receive their awards upon acceptance or return to a university or college program, and are invited to receive mentorship from members of the wider Media Girlfriends network. Our inaugural scholarship fund for 2020 raised $14,000. In 2021, we raised more than $30,000 and added a scholarship for a Black high school student of any gender. In 2022, we raised just over $30,000 and introduced a scholarship for Indigenous high school, college, or university students of any gender.
Three $10,000 CAD scholarships are available for students pursuing journalism, communications, media or tech; including a new scholarship for Indigenous high school, college, or university students of any gender entering or in a college or university program.