Scott Trust Bursary

Six bursaries to help aspiring journalists break into the media

Applications for this September are now closed

We offer a number of bursaries each year for a postgraduate qualification in journalism. We expect to open applications for September 2024 courses early next year.

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 those with a disability.

Those who are awarded a bursary get:

  • Tuition fees for an MA in journalism from a select university
  • At least £6,741 living expenses
  • 6 weeks' work experience at the Guardian
  • A mentor
  • Opportunity for a 9 month fixed term contract at the Guardian starting after graduation

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