Scott Trust Bursary, The Guardian Foundation

Location: Various
Salary details: MA Tuition Fees, At Least £6,741 Living Expenses + London Living Wage Work Experience Placements
Closes: 25/03/2024
  • Starting Out

We offer a number of bursaries each year for a postgraduate qualification in journalism.

The primary aim of these bursary awards is to assist students who face financial difficulty in attaining the qualifications needed to pursue a career in journalism, and who come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the media. In particular those from a lower socio-economic background, Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and people with a disability.

What You’ll Get

Those who are awarded a bursary get:
  • tuition fees for an MA in journalism from a select university;

  • at least £6,741 in living expenses;

  • Paid work placements at the Guardian during your MA;

  • a mentor;

  • opportunity for a nine-month fixed-term contract at the Guardian starting after graduation.

Courses Included In The Scheme

People from any background underrepresented in media can apply for:

Eligibility & How To Apply

Three out of the six places will be awarded to Black aspiring journalists. The other three places are open to anyone from a background underrepresented in the media. In particular those from a lower socio-economic background, Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, and people with a disability.

Find out about your eligibility in our frequently asked questions page and make your application by April 1 using the link below.

Journo Resources also writes a guide to applications for this scheme, which you can read here. Please do mention us when you apply, it really helps us out!

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