2020 Griot Drum Scholarship Application

Submissions are due 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.

Over the years, TBABJ has awarded thousands of dollars annually to deserving high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students of color pursuing a college degree in journalism or a communications-related discipline.


Students currently enrolled in college or graduating high school seniors are welcomed to apply. Previous winners are NOT eligible. Applicants must have a connection to the Tampa Bay area, i.e. attended school or once resided in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Polk, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee or Sarasota counties. Entrants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


Supporting documents such as resumes, transcripts and letters of recommendation should be submitted to via the link below by the application deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.


Winners will be announced during the Griot Drum Awards on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.


For more information, contact Dalia Colon, TBABJ’s scholarship coordinator, at 813-419-2490 or at daliacolon@gmail.com.