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The Bernal E. Smith II Scholarship

Bernal E. Smith II is the late publisher of the Tri-State Defender. Smith was dedicated to running one of the country’s oldest African-American newspapers. This $1,000 scholarship is for a hardworking student aspiring to become a journalist and continue his legacy. 

The 2022 application is now open.


Submissions close Monday, Oct. 31.

You can support future journalists and media professionals by donating to the scholarship fund:

(Make "scholarship" the subject line.)

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