Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships 2018 | How To Apply

The Department of Journalism Studies is delighted to offer two Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships 2018 worth £10,000 each for UK or European Union students starting a taught postgraduate course in journalism in 2018.

The Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships 2018 are for students who meet at least one of our widening participation criteria or achieve a first in their undergraduate degree. If your application is successful you can use the Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships 2018 towards fees or living expenses – the choice is yours.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students on MA Broadcast Journalism or MA Journalism to be mentored by one of the country’s leading sports journalists and broadcasters. Dan Walker studied on the Broadcast course in 1998-99 and also completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield. He presents Football Focus each weekend and BBC Breakfast as well as a weekly show on BBC World. He has travelled the world covering numerous events including the Olympic Games, World Cups, European Championships, the Grand National, Six Nations, Wimbledon and The Open Championship golf.

The Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships 2018 will include periods of work experience in journalism and production, and advice from Dan as you go through the course and prepare for a career.

Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships 2018 application deadline is Monday 25 June 2018

Are you eligible to apply for Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships 2018?

You can apply for a Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships 2018 if you meet all of the following four criteria:

  • You either already hold an offer of a place, or wish to apply, for MA Broadcast Journalism or MA Journalism at the University of Sheffield
  • You are domiciled in the UK or European Union (EU) and not charged international rate fees
  • You are not already qualified at masters level, or higher
  • You are self-funding

And either one or both of the following:

  • You are from a group that is evidentially under-represented among the institution’s taught masters population – see the widening participation criteria below
  • You have already achieved or are currently predicted to achieve a first-class undergraduate degree – see the academic merit criteria below

Students intending to take a postgraduate student loan can also apply for a scholarship.

Widening participation criteria for Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships 2018

You are eligible to apply for the widening participation element of the Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships 2018 if you meet any of the following:

  • You have been in care as a looked-after child for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14
  • You have a disability
  • You are a carer for an ill or disabled family member
  • You were/are in receipt of a Maintenance Grant as an undergraduate
  • You are from a black and minority ethnic group
  • You come from one of the most deprived areas of the country as defined by the government’s IMD (Indices of Multiple Deprivation) database. If your postcode IMD value is 16,250 or less, you meet this criterion. Please note this information only covers addresses in England
  • You come from an area where it is unusual for people to go to university. This is defined by the government’s classification called Polar 3. To meet this criterion your address must fall into quintile 1 or 2 in the young participation quintile or the Adult HE qualification quintile. Please note this information only covers addresses in the UK

To check your eligibility for the two address and postcode criteria above, please use the postcode lookup tool. We’ll use the home address where you lived during your last year of school or college.

Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships 2018 Academic merit criteria

You are eligible to apply for the scholarship if you achieve a first in your undergraduate degree. You may be awarded a scholarship, but this is provisional on you achieving a first: we will require an academic transcript as evidence.

Dan Walker Journalism Scholarships 2018 Application and selection

There are two stages to the application and selection process which depend on whether or not you already hold an offer of a place on either MA Journalism or MA Broadcast Journalism for entry in September 2018.

Click the link to apply https://finance.ssid.shef.ac.uk/users/sign_in

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