According to INMA and GNI, the scholarship recipients from 65 countries were selected from 319 applications and will receive a one-year membership to INMA, as well as complimentary registration to three INMA master classes.

The Elevate Scholarship programme aims to strengthen the news business by equipping new faces and voices with strong media industry fundamentals, as well as networking and professional development opportunities. 
The scholarship elevates historically underrepresented and disadvantaged groups in early-to-mid-career positions. Such groups include:
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • gender
  • sexual orientation
  • access to higher education
  • immigration, and
  • disabilities.
"The inclusion of under-represented professionals in the news media industry is critical for innovation and the future of news media," says Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA. "INMA is proud to partner with and be at the front of news industry efforts in diversity and inclusion."
"At the Google News Initiative, our mission is to empower journalists and publishers in fighting misinformation, sharing resources and building a vibrant and diverse news ecosystem around the world," says Tiffany Proscia, news partner manager at Google.

"We are thrilled to partner with INMA on the Elevate Scholarship programme, which aligns perfectly with our values of promoting excellence and fostering future leaders in the news industry. We're thrilled to celebrate the 50 incredible professionals who were selected," concludes Proscia. 

The Elevate Scholarship recipients can be viewed here.

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