2019 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) for HBCU students

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Application Deadline: May 12 2019

2019 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) is an 8-week road trip sponsored by Chevrolet in partnership with the National Newspaper Publisher Association. Six HBCU students will be selected as DTU Fellows, and each will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 stipend. The fellows will be split into two teams of three, and each team will receive the use of an All-New 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. Over the course of eight weeks, each team will travel in the 2019 Blazer to two different cities where they will work for local NNPA newspapers. 2019 DTU Fellows will pitch, produce, and share stories of their travels and assigned NNPA news stories.


To be eligible, you must be between 18 (19 if residing in Alabama) and 22 years old.

You must be enrolled in a Historically Black College & University by the application deadline.

As a graduating senior, the $10,000 scholarship can be applied to any outstanding HBCU student loans and/or post-graduate education tuition for any accredited college or university


Your video submission is your opportunity to tell us who you are and express your creativity. Here are some suggestions:
1. Describe your passion for journalism and storytelling.
2. What are the top three skills that you would bring to the Discover The Unexpected program?
3. Why do you want to be a DTU Fellow?

Applicants must submit the following information in compliance with these Application Instructions and Terms and Conditions:

  • Complete the online application form and click to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Submit a resume, not to exceed one page, including:
    • College/University academic major and minor, date or expected date of graduation
    • Current GPA (grade point average)
    • Permanent and school address, email and mobile number
    • Work experience
    • Special skills
  • Writing Sample [required] / Creative Sample [optional]
  • Submit a video of you utilizing YouTube.com labeled: 2019 Discover The Unexpected | First Name Last Name. Videos are not to exceed 90 seconds explaining:
    • Who you are
    • Your passion for journalism and storytelling
    • 3 skills that you will bring to the Discover the Unexpected team
    • Why you should be chosen for the 2019 Discover the Unexpected Fellowship

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 Discover the Unexpected

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