Are you an aspiring journalist looking to study for an MA in journalism, but don’t have the funds to do it?
Then the Guardian Foundation’s Scott Bursaries might just be for YOU!
The aim of these bursary awards is to assist students who face financial difficulty in attaining the qualifications needed to pursue a career in media.
The scheme is open to graduates of any undergraduate subject – as long as you have graduated by the time the academic courses start in autumn 2017.
As a media organisation the Guardian is dedicated to reflecting the society it serves and as such, they recognise that certain groups are under-represented within the industry. This is where the bursaries come in because they are designed to encourage applications from graduates with diverse social and/or ethnic backgrounds.
Past beneficiaries of the bursary awards have gone on to successful careers at a variety of media organisations, including the Guardian.
A bursary pays for tuition fees and provides a subsistence allowance of £6,000.
In addition, the scheme includes several weeks’ work experience at the Guardian, too.
There is also the possibility of a one year fixed term contract at the Guardian, following successful completion of the scheme.
The selection criteria are as follows:
- A graduate with a 2.1 minimum (or equivalent)
- Permanent right of residence in the United Kingdom
- Substantial paid or unpaid work experience in journalism
- An impressive portfolio – either news or features-focused, from blogging, writing for student newspapers, video, podcasts, or placements at local newspapers, radio or TV.
- A demonstrable commitment to and aptitude for, a career in journalism.
- Demonstrate you are unable to pursue a masters’ qualification without financial support.
The scheme has just opened for applications and the deadline is Sunday, 2 April.
Find out more, and begin the application process here: https://workforus.theguardian.com/jobs/kin0000z3/