Nunatsiaq News has created an innovative new bursary program designed to help Inuit post-secondary students from Nunavut or Nunavik and are interested in a career in journalism, communications or media studies finance their education.
Two bursaries, each worth $5,000, have been established by the newspaper and Indspire to help Inuit post-secondary students from Nunavut or Nunavik whose studies are focused on journalism, broadcast television and radio, communications, or media studies.
“Part of the solution is to increase the number of Indigenous voices in journalism, adding their perspectives to the news we read,” said Nunatsiaq News managing editor Corey Larocque.
“Nunatsiaq News wants to help Inuit students get the skills they need to break into a challenging but important line of work.”
Applications for the bursaries are accepted three times during the year and are delivered through Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards program, to which Nunatsiaq News has donated funding.
You can read about David Aglukark, who was one of two recipients who were awarded the bursary last year here.
In addition to the two bursaries, Nunatsiaq News also offers internships, freelance work or summer employment to students.
The deadline for the next round of applications is Feb. 1. You can apply online on the Indspire website.