Scott Trust bursary scheme deadline looms

Bursaries worth at least £5,000 each from the Scott Trust, publishers of the Guardian, Observer and Manchester Evening News, are available in a national awards scheme, with a deadline for applications early next month.

The bursaries are available on five print journalism courses, one web-only journalism diploma and two broadcast qualifications.

The grants are run in conjunction with universities and colleges in England, Wales and Scotland and each comprises a £5,000 living allowance along with the first year’s tuition fees – normally costing around £4,000.

The aim of the awards is to assist students who face financial difficulties in studying for qualifications required to work in the media.

The bursaries do not offer any guarantees of employment within GMG once a course is completed but they do involve work experience within one of the company’s newspapers or media organisations.

Applicants should be graduates, permanently resident within the UK and ideally have already undertaken some basic paid or unpaid journalism work.

The deadline for applications is March 2 – for more details and to apply e-mail or visit the Scott Trust website.

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