2014 Journalism Scholarship to Study at Macleay College

Deadline: December 31, 2013

The Macleay College is offering Australia’s most unique Journalism Scholarship to a student with outstanding Journalism skills. The scholarship is valued at $12,000 and has 2 sections: financial support for your course, plus an all expenses paid internship at the world renowned, award-winning Centre for Investigative Reporting (CIR) in California.


The scholarship is open to applicants of the Diploma of Journalism.

The Rules

  • The winner must enrol at Macleay as a full-time student in Trimester 1 2014 and pass the first 8 units of the 12-unit Diploma of Journalism (the normal academic progression) by the end of Trimester 2 2014. Having satisfied those requirements, they will then receive a two-week internship at the Centre for Investigative Reporting in California.
  • The scholarship includes airfares, accommodation and food and transport expenses (approximate value $7,000).
  • The internship will be taken at a time determined by Macleay College before the end of 2014.
  • The winner will write stories for The Newsroom, Macleay College’s own online news operation, and produce a report on future journalism, having interviewed key people at the CIR. Upon completion of their Diploma in 2014 the winner will also receive a further $5,000, towards their course fees.
  • The winner agrees to be used in the future promotion of Macleay College scholarships including articles, images and videos.

How to Apply

To apply, you must submit an original story or feature about your local community. It can be:

  • a piece of writing – up to 1,000 words – in news or feature style, accompanied by a photograph or photographs; or
  • a video story, of no more than three minutes’ duration; or
  • a radio bulletin of no more than three minutes’ duration.

Entries must be accompanied by a signed letter confirming that it is all your own work, with a list of people interviewed for the story and their contact details.

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