Eleven Miami Dade College Students Awarded NBCU Academy Fellows Scholarships

Miami, June 23, 2023 – NBCUniversal News Group has awarded 11 Miami Dade College (MDC) students from five different campuses the NBCU Academy Fellows Scholarship, supporting the college’s effort to educate future journalists and content creators. It’s the second consecutive year MDC students are selected to receive the scholarship.

The scholarship, which awards $5,000 to each recipient, allows students to advance digital equity through collaborative, hands-on learning experiences and training, and the chance to work one-on-one with media professionals. The program also provides internship opportunities at a major news organization and prepares participants to contribute to campus life through MDC’s award-winning student newspaper, The Reporter, student literary magazines and as on-air personalities on Emmy Award-winning MDC-TV.

This year’s NBCU Academy Fellows Scholarship winners are:

Hialeah Campus

Kelly Castro

Homestead Campus

Rebekah Israel

Yomiris Reyes

North Campus

Albury Burrows

Nicole Del Rio

Sebastian Garcia

Cyhaira Troutman

Joanne Victory

West Campus

Loureen Soto

Wolfson Campus

Andrea Prieto

Virginia Tijerino

MDC alumni have gone on to work at major networks and news outlets across the country, including CNN, NBC and Telemundo. Several others also serve the local South Florida community and have distinguished themselves in positions with WSVN and The Miami Herald, to name a few. They often return to MDC to share their experience with current students.

The NBCU Academy is an innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program for four-year university and community college students through education, on-campus training, and online programming. The initiative includes a curated onsite curriculum for a hands-on learning experience with world-class NBCU News Group journalists, funding for accredited journalism programs, and scholarships. Learn more at https://nbcuacademy.com/.