U of King’s College launches cohort tuition waivers for Mi’kmaw journalism students

The University of King’s College has announced that, starting in 2023, it will offer a dedicated cohort program for Mi’kmaw students studying journalism. The institution is dedicating $600K over five years to fully cover tuition for up to three Mi’kmaw students each year who are pursuing a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours). The tuition waiver will ensure that the students, their families, and their communities are not responsible for bearing the financial burden of tuition. Further supports include funding an Indigenous Student Advisor, maintaining a dedicated space for Indigenous students, strengthening relationships with the Elder-in-Residence Program and Indigenous Student Centre at Dalhousie University, and working with Mount Saint Vincent University on making additional resources available to Indigenous students. “Our youth have an interest in this field of study, to tell our stories, create understanding, hold truth to account, and to participate fully in an industry that has typically left Indigenous Peoples and issues underrepresented,” said Post-Secondary Consultant with Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey Ann Sylliboy.

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