The scholarship is intended for youth graduating high school with the intention of entering the field of broadcasting or journalism.

Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to each youth who comes from an ethnic or ancestral background and is a visible minority or Aboriginal.

The application deadline is May 27, 2011.

Applicants must be in their final year of high school, present a minimum average of 70%, live in Manitoba at time of application and hold Canadian citizenship or residency. All applicants must come from an ethnic or ancestral background that is a visible minority or Aboriginal.

Applicants are required to complete an essay addressing the question, what is the role of the CBC in our community? and to provide recent high school transcripts.

John Bertrand

“CBC is committed to representing the diversity of people and voices that make up Canada and this community,” explains John Bertrand, Managing Director of English Radio and Television for CBC Manitoba. “We want talented young people to consider working here to help us do that. We’ve created this scholarship to support and encourage those high school students who’ve already made the decision to pursue a career in journalism or broadcasting. They will be the CBC journalists and programmers of the future.”

The scholarship application is also available on CBC’s website at http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/community/mt/2011/04/the-cbc-diversity-scholarship-manitoba.html or picked up at CBC, 541 Portage Avenue.

Leona Johnson
Manager, Partnerships and Communications
CBC Manitoba
Tel: 204 788 3127
Cell: 204 791 1179
Fax: 204 788 3104