Black, Asian & Ethnic journalists apply for the 2019 George Viner Memorial Fund bursary

Budding journalists applications for the George Viner Memorial Fund Bursary are now open.

Given the high cost of journalism courses, ranging from £2,000 to more than £9,000, the George Viner Memorial Fund can help make all the difference for students who successfully apply for a bursary.

Trustees consider applications on an annual basis, with this year’s funding round opening in April with deadline for applications being 31st May 2019.

Applications received outside the deadline will not be considered.

Before applying to the fund, please read the conditions of sponsorship and privacy notice to ensure you meet the criteria. All applicants must return a signed version of the conditions of sponsorship and privacy notice with their completed application form, indicating they will comply with all the conditions. For more detailed guidance on completing the form, please read the application guidance notes. Please include any examples of your journalistic work with your application form and a copy of your offer letter, if available.

Completed forms can be emailed to or posted to the Administrator of the George Viner Memorial Fund Trust, NUJ, Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NB.

As a George Viner Scholar, you will receive much more than financial assistance. You will be invited to open days, conferences and meetings relating to your chosen field of journalism and have the support of the trustees throughout your course. All scholars must attend the annual ceremony, held in February, which is attended by journalists and industry leaders.

You are also encouraged to join the NUJ as a student member and, once you qualify, as a full member. The benefits of being a student member of the union are extensive.

Applications available: Monday, 8 April 2019
Deadline for applications: Friday, 31 May 2019
Shortlisting: To be announced
Interviews: To be announced

This applies to courses in the 2019/2020 academic year – even if courses started in, for example, January 2019.

Find out more about the George Viner Memorial Bursary here.


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