The author and Twitter personality announced Wednesday on his favorite social media platform that he and his wife Larami will offer a scholarship to one Latinx student pursuing a journalism degree.
The new Shea Serrano Shoot Your Shot Scholarship — an ode to evergreen advice the author gives his Twitter followers — will provide $5,000 annually over four years to a student studying journalism or publishing.
bang— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) February 12, 2020
The Shea Serrano Shoot Your Shot Scholarship is officially real 😭😭😭
larami and i are offering $5000 a year for the next for four years to one of my latinx homies out there who wants to go into journalism or publishing
go get that shit
we need your voice https://t.co/dRe7prUAD5
In his Twitter announcement, Serrano pointed out that only a small percentage of people working in journalism or publishing are Latinx. "We need your voice," he added.
it’s something like less than 6 percent of people who work in publishing or journalism are latino/a— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) February 12, 2020
but they can’t keep us out forever
we got wifi now 😂
let’s go pendejos y pendejas 😂
The scholarship application deadline is Monday, February 17. According to a tweet from the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists, only students who are from the Alamo City or attending college here are eligible for the inaugural scholarship, though that won't be a requirement in 2021.
Interested students can apply here.
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