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Top scholarships for journalism students

Is curiosity your defining trait? Do most of your sentences begin with ‘why’, ‘who’, ‘where’, ‘how’, and ‘when’? Are you more concerned with international affairs and politics than your meal timings?

If you answered in the affirmative to all of the above, you would be a great fit as a journalist.

Journalism has come a long way in the information age. In the era of ‘fake news’, the importance of journalists who value truth and objectivity is even greater. And unlike most of the 20th century, today, aspiring journalists can pursue formal studies in journalism as a subject from the top universities in the world.

Scholarship opportunities, too, are readily available for journalism aspirants. Listed below are some of the top scholarships for journalists and journalism students:

Reuters-Oxford Journalism Fellowship Programme 2018

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the University of Oxford have come up with this this scholarship for journalist who have at least five years of work experience in the said field. The fellowship offers living and travelling allowance to the selected candidates.

Reham al-Farra International Scholarship in Journalism 2017

Initiated by the Bournemouth University, this scholarship is for graduate students from around the world who want to pursue MA Multimedia Journalism. The scholarship is worth GBP 3000 for the selected students.

Prabha Dutt Fellowship 2018

Sanskriti Foundation has started this fellowship for experience women journalists who are working in print media. To be eligible, the candidates must be between the age of 25 to 40 years and have published some substantial articles in renowned publications.

Siksha O Anusandhan Admission cum Scholarship Test (SAAT) 2018

This scholarship has been designed for Class 12 passed students and graduates who are academically sound. This is test-based scholarship which will offer a scholarship of up to INR 50,000 on qualifying the exam.

Nurture Merit cum Means Scholarship 2018

Initiated to support meritorious students belonging to the underprivileged group of the society, this scholarship is for students who are pursuing graduation and have secured at least 75% marks in their last exam. The participating candidate must not have more than INR 2 Lac per annum as the family income from all sources.

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships 2018

Announced by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation at Stanford University, this fellowship is especially for those who belong to journalism community. To be eligible, the applicant must have at least 5 years of experience. The Fellowship will provide the financial support ranging between USD 95,000 to USD 145,000.

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