King’s College to cover tuition for 3 Mi’kmaw journalism students a year – CBC

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King’s College to cover tuition for 3 Mi’kmaw journalism students a year – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 202232 Views

Sep 12, 2022

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One Halifax university is removing barriers for Mi’kmaw students hoping to enter the journalism field by covering the cost of tuition for a cohort of students.

The University of King’s College announced last week that it had developed the initiative in consultation with Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey, a Mi’kmaw education authority, to encourage Mi’kmaw students to study journalism and to better support all Indigenous students at the school.

The university is investing $600,000 over five years. Beginning in 2023, the initiative will support up to three students studying in the undergraduate bachelor of journalism program each academic year through bursaries, scholarships and tuition waivers.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/mi-kmaq-student-journalists-tuition-1.6580259

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