First Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries awarded for 2017/2018 academic year

Cohort 1 of the Journalism Diversity Fund has now concluded with the awarding of seven bursaries for the 2017/2018 academic year. The successful applicants were awarded funding to begin their journalism training at NCTJ-accredited courses beginning this September.

Bursaries were awarded to:

  • David Bass, Press Association
  • Georgia Chambers, Press Association
  • Charley-kai John, Cardiff University
  • Hayley Pearce, Highbury College
  • Kirsty Purnell, Press Association
  • April Roach, Press Association
  • Lydia Wilkins, Brighton Journalist Works

The interviews were kindly hosted by the Financial Times on Friday, 5 May. The interviewing panel included senior managers and editors from the NCTJ, BBC, Guardian, Financial Times, Sky Sports News and The Printing Charity.

Bursaries are awarded four times a year to students planning to study an NCTJ-accredited course. They are awarded to students from socially or ethnically diverse backgrounds and can help them cover the cost of course fees and living expenses.

This was the first round of bursaries granted for the academic year between September 2017 and August 2018.

Applications for the next cohort are currently being accepted until Wednesday, 24 May with interviews taking place in June.

For further information about the Journalism Diversity Fund, please contact alison.puttock@nctj.com

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