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Cultivating the next generation of journalists and empowering upcoming content creators to tell stories – in their voices – that are relevant to Canada’s diverse communities is a key area of focus for Rogers Sports & Media.  As part of this ongoing commitment, OMNI Television will award $60,000 in scholarships over the next three years to post-secondary students across Canada who are pursuing careers in ethnic and third-language journalism.

“The global pandemic has reinforced how critical ethnic and third-language media is when it comes to engaging Canada’s multicultural communities with the latest news and information, and we believe the OMNI scholarship program will inspire more diverse young talent to pursue this important genre of news,” said Jake Dheer, Senior Manager, OMNI Television.

The new national scholarship program will award 10 scholarships of $2,000 each annually to students at universities and colleges.  Students can visit omnitv.ca/scholarships to find out details and how to apply.  This year’s scholarships will be awarded in August.

Today’s announcement highlights Rogers Sports & Media’s proud role in teaming up with Canadian universities and colleges to support and empower future media talent.  Other partnerships include OMNI scholarships with the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Simon Fraser University, and KiSS 92.5’s GenNOW internship program with Seneca College.

The Rogers Sports & Media scholarships complement the robust Ted Rogers Scholarships program at Rogers which supports 1,400 Canadian youth attending post-secondary education.  Building on the legacy of Rogers founder Ted Rogers, these scholarships are a meaningful way to help young Canadians discover their potential, strengthen our communities, and build a brighter future by overcoming the barriers to accessing post-secondary education.