The bursary provides twenty students with £1000 each year for three years to support living expenses. Successful applicants also receive membership of the RTS and affiliate Hospital Club membership whilst studying, and RTS membership for a further year after graduation, as well as an offer of mentoring or placement in the final year of study.
Applicants studying Broadcast Journalism courses will automatically be considered for the Steve Hewlett Scholarship. (Click here to find out more about how to donate to the Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund).
Applications for the Television Production and Broadcast Journalism Bursary are considered against the following criteria:
Enthusiasm for television - We are interested in applicants' career aspirations and their passion for television. Is there anything else that demonstrates commitment to a TV career?
Ability to study - Can applicants demonstrate their ability to study? For example, good exam grades, success in school or external competitions etc. We also want to know if applicants have had to overcome any personal barriers to achievement such as being the first member of their family to go to university.
Motivation - We want to support individuals who will make the most of the opportunities presented by this bursary and are keen to be active members of the RTS.
Geographic spread - We want to ensure bursary recipients attend universities across the UK so we will avoid making a high number of awards to one institution.
Additional evidence - We ask applicants to submit an example of their work.