There are several scholarships and fellowships open to African Students at the prestigious Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Some of them specifically for Africans or those from developing countries. Check out the following:
Michael and Ceil Pulitzer African Fellowships
In support of the school’s commitment to excellence in journalism around the world, Michael and Ceil Pulitzer have made gift to create two full tuition fellowships for students from Africa studying at the Journalism School who plan to return home.
Scripps Howard Foundation – Jack R. Howard Fellowships in International Journalism
Established in 1999 and funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation, these fellowships honor the late Jack R. Howard, a founding trustee and past president of the Scripps Howard Foundation. Howard also served as president and general editorial manager of The E.W. Scripps Company.
The Jack R. Howard fellowships provide full tuition and living assistance to two international journalists, from developing or transitional countries, who otherwise could not afford to study at the school.
To qualify for the fellowship, candidates must reside outside the United States and intend to return to their homeland after graduation. Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need, academic promise and a desire to make a significant contribution to journalism in their home countries. Previous fellows have been from the following countries: Kenya, Bhutan, Cambodia, Pakistan, Iraq, Romania and Syria, to name a few.
Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Fellowships
David and Katherine Moore created this scholarship to support at least one domestic and one international student each year.
Deadline: Admission deadline to Columbia is usually December 15th while you can apply for scholarship after that.
For more information and how to apply, visit the fellowships website here.