NEW SO.DA SOCIAL MARKETING SCHOLARSHIP AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY LAUNCHES THIS YEAR AS PART OF CORUS.FUTURES
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March 14, 2023
New Educational Support Opportunity Established to Support Students in the Social Media Space
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For Immediate Release
TORONTO, March 15, 2023 – Corus Entertainment announced today that a new educational support opportunity, the so.da Social Marketing Scholarship and Internship, has officially launched under the Corus.Futures banner. With a focus on supporting students from underrepresented communities, the so.da scholarship opportunity has been established to foster the next generation of social media leaders.
The so.da Social Marketing Scholarship and Internship, is available to students who identify as racialized, Indigenous, living with disability and/or 2SLGBTQ+, and are entering their final year of post-secondary diploma, advanced diploma or degree program with a focus on Marketing, Advertising, Advertising & Graphic Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Multimedia Design and Development, or Communications.
This new scholarship and internship opportunity complements two existing programs launched in 2022 — the Susannah Therrien Radio Scholarship and Internship and the Corus Television Broadcast Scholarship and Internship.
The Susannah Therrien Radio Scholarship is available to students who identify as women and are pursuing studies in radio. This scholarship was created and is funded by Ms. Therrien in recognition of her 20+ year tenure as a sales executive with Corus Radio.
The Corus Television Broadcast Scholarship is available to students who identify as racialized, Indigenous, living with disability and/or 2SLGBTQ+ and are pursuing studies in television broadcasting.
All three scholarship opportunities will support one student per year with financial assistance towards their tuition (up to $5,000) starting September 2023. Selected students will also receive a three-month paid internship at Corus Quay (so.da placement), a Corus Audio office (radio placement) or at Global News or Toronto-based ET Canada or The Morning Show (television broadcast placement). Students will be offered mentorship from Ms. Therrien and other Corus leaders.
Students entering their final year in September 2023 are eligible to apply by May 26, 2023.
“We are thrilled to have the so.da Social Marketing Scholarship and Internship become part of the Corus.Futures family,” said Cheryl Fullerton, EVP, People and Communications. “Our educational support opportunities are fostering new creators and voices for our industry through meaningful and tangible early-career support.”
Applications are due Friday, May 26, 2023. Full program details, eligibility requirements and application instructions can be found here.
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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, digital and streaming services, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with streaming platforms STACKTV, TELETOON+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. Corus is the domestic advertising representative and an original content partner for Pluto TV, a Paramount Company, which is the leading free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service. For more information visit www.corusent.com.
For more information, please contact:
Magda Krpan, Director, CSR & Sponsorship