This year scholarships for five print journalists, one web journalist and two broadcast journalists are available. The Scott Trust pays for university tuition fees, plus a £6,000 living allowance (up from £5,000 in the last two years). Successful applicants are also guaranteed several weeks of work experience.
Available positions are:
- Two places at City University, London for MA Newspaper Journalism
- One place at Goldsmiths College, London for MA Journalism
- Two places at the University of Sheffield for PGDip Print Journalism
- One place at the University of Sheffield for MA Web Journalism
- Two places to study an MA or PGDip Broadcast Journalism at a range of universities and colleges (see here)
(Note: if you are successful you may not get your first choice of institution, the Scott Trust has the final say on where you are placed.)
To apply you must:
- Be a graduate with a 2.1 minimum or equivalent and permanent right of residence in the United Kingdom
- Have had substantial paid or unpaid work experience in journalism and built up your portfolio of writing
- Be able to show commitment to a career in media
- Be able to demonstrate your need for financial support to progress in your career
You will also be subject to interview by the chosen university, however, if you win a Scott Trust bursary you usually won’t need to go through the separate university admission procedures (interviews, exams, written work, etc) – your successful Scott Trust application will count as a successful application to the university.
Graduates from a diverse social and/or ethnic background are particularly encouraged to apply.
Closing date March 31. For full details and application form see here.