On October 18, 2022, Alcorn student, MeKiyla Brown, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Jackson Association of Black Journalists (JABJ).
The Jackson Association of Black Journalists was formed in 1983 to provide advocacy for black journalists in the Jackson, Mississippi area and encourage balanced news coverage of the black community. The JABJ also provides employment opportunity information as well as workshops for high school and college students and community organizations.
Brown, a Junior Mass Communication major, is a recent transfer student from Hinds Community College – Utica Campus, where she was named an award-winning journalist after competing in the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting Awards. She has continued expanding on her passion for photography, videography, and writing skills by being involved in her campus newspaper (The Campus Chronicle) and television station (ASU TV-13). She lives by the motto “Good. Better. Best. Let it rest until your good is better and your better is your best.”
“Neither high school or college students realize how much free money is being offered by organizations and companies looking to help students thrive in a collegiate setting. Receiving this scholarship is such a great honor and a major step to continuing my education in my desired field,” said Brown.
For more information about the JABJ you can check them out at www.nabj-jackson.org.