The shortlist for the fourth round of Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries has now been announced.
Seven applicants have been invited for interview and will be questioned by a panel of editors and senior journalists at BBC New Broadcasting House on Friday 1 February.
Nicholas Bieber, Zaneta Denny, Anirudh Katock, Erinn Louise Kerr, Imran Khan, Anthony Lewis-Binns and Alisha Riseley will be asked various questions about their passion for journalism, financial need and diversity.
Successful interviewees will be awarded a bursary to cover the cost of their journalism training. A contribution towards travel or living expenses may also be awarded depending on financial need.
Applications for the 2013/2014 academic year are now open. The closing date for the first round of applications is Wednesday 3 April 2013.
The full shortlist is as follows:
Nicholas Bieber (20), Northampton
Zaneta Denny (26), London
Anirudh Katoch (23), Staffordshire
Erinn Louise Kerr (22), Northern Ireland
Imran Khan (37), Surrey
Anthony Lewis-Binns (26), Coventry
Alisha Riseley (21), Essex