Scott Trust Bursary – Journalism
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London / Regional
Editorial – Guardian
Bursaries for postgraduate journalism training
Scott Trust Ltd, owner of Guardian Media Group plc, offers a number of
bursaries each year for aspiring journalists to study for a
post-graduate qualification in either newspaper, online or broadcast
journalism. Full details of courses which qualify are at
The primary aim of these awards is to assist students who face financial difficulty in attaining the qualifications needed to pursue a career in media. As a media organisation we are keen to
reflect the society we serve and we recognise that certain groups are
under-represented within media and so we particularly encourage
graduates from diverse social and/or ethnic backgrounds to apply. Past beneficiaries of the awards have gone on to successful careers at a variety of media organisations.
bursary pays for tuition fees and provides a subsistence allowance of
£6,000. The scheme involves several weeks work experience within
Guardian Media Group.
The selection criteria (inclusive of university entrance criteria) are as follows:
• A graduate with a 2.1 minimum and permanent right of residence in the United
• Kingdom, you will have had substantial paid or unpaid work experience in journalism and built up your portfolio of writing
• You will be able to show commitment to a career in media
• You will be also be able to demonstrate your need for financial support to progress in your career
Closing date: 31 March 2012
Scott Trust Ltd is the sole owner of Guardian Media Group plc (GMG).
GMG’s media interests include the Guardian and Observer newspapers,
guardian.co.uk, regional radio stations across the UK and Emap.
For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
welcome applications from any individuals regardless of ethnic origin,
gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All
applications will be considered on merit.
In addition to completing the online application form, please attach the following in one Word or PDF document:
1. 400 words on a topic from below:
a) An article on a community issue in the area where you live
b) An interview with someone interesting in your locality
c) An article based on your own research of a topical issue (please quote sources).
2. Any examples of your writing ability e.g. published work (print or online).
Please note only complete applications will be considered.
In applying for a bursary you are advised to source your own information regarding the course/university of your choice.
Where you are applying for any other source of funding, you should also make an application directly to your university of choice as the Scott Trust will not transfer your details in the event that you are unsuccessful in your Scott Trust bursary application.
Please note the bursaries are only available to applicants who are permanent residents in the UK
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