Diversity Equity and Inclusion Awards

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism offers a number of awards to support students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

The Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award

The Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award honors the late New York Herald Tribune reporter. It recognizes outstanding achievements in reporting racial or religious hatred, intolerance, or discrimination in the United States.

2023 Paul Tobenkin Award Winners

Aid to Veterans

Li Fund for International Students

At least $60,000 for a student who is not a resident of the United States, especially for students from countries where the need is particularly great.

Maria Moors Cabot Fellowship

At least $20,000 for students interested in journalism from outside of the United States with a preference for residents of Latin America.

Nikkei Fellowship

Provides $100,000 and some living expenses for students who are residents of Asia and have an interest in applying to the M.S. Data Journalism or M.A. Business programs.

Pulitzer Africa Data Journalism Scholarship

A generous scholarship of up to $150,000 for a student who is a resident of a country in Africa admitted to either the M.S. in Data Journalism or the dual Master of Science program in Computer Science and Journalism.

Shobhana Bhartia Fellowship

Provides full tuition and some living expenses for students who are residents of India and enrolled in the M.S. Data Journalism or Dual M.S. Journalism-Computer Science degrees.

The NBCUniversal News Group Scholarship

The group launched a $1,000,000 multiyear scholarship fund to support students from underrepresented populations who seek careers in journalism. The scholarships will be awarded over five years to students beginning in the 2021-22 academic year.

Toni Stabile Fellowship

Up to $50,000 for tuition to qualified M.S. Stabile Investigative Program students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism HBCU Partnership Program

The HBCU Media Collective Program Launched To Enhance Newsroom Diversity

Dow Jones, a global provider of news and business information, and Columbia Journalism School launched a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Media Collective. This dynamic journalism talent incubator enhances newsroom diversity and promotes financial literacy for participating students.

The Scholarship Campaign for Columbia Journalism School

To Ensure Access and Promote Excellence in Journalism

Gifts from alumni and friends enable Columbia Journalism School to educate the next generation of journalists, diversify the student body in every way and help the dramatically changing profession meet its potential and uphold standards of ethical reporting.