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Students invited to apply for £12,500 investigative journalism scholarship

Winner will be offered paid work placements and a traineeship at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism

by Ed Grover (Senior Communications Officer)

The application deadline is approaching for a scholarship that will fund one student on the MA Investigative Journalism course at City, University of London.

Students have until 11am on Wednesday 27th June 2018 to apply for the funding, which is worth £12,500.

During the one-year Masters programme, the scholarship winner will be offered paid work placements at either the Evening Standard or the Independent.

And upon successful completion of the course, the student will be offered a three-month paid traineeship at the prestigious Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

The Quadrature Scholarship for Investigative Journalism was launched in 2017 to provide a springboard for an aspiring journalist who would not be able to complete the course without financial assistance.

Professor Heather Brooke, leader of the MA Investigative Journalism course, said: "Investigative journalism is absolutely critical for the health of our democracy and I want to ensure the best students can learn the skills they need to break important stories in the public interest no matter their financial background.

“Thanks to our funders, we’ve been able to offer two places so far to students who could otherwise not afford to come on this course. They have done exceptionally well and will soon start work at the Evening Standard and the BBC respectively. I am so pleased we can offer this scholarship again and look forward to this year’s applicants."

The value of the scholarship will be £10,000 (contributed by Quadrature Capital) plus £2,500 for living expenses (contributed by City, University of London).

The aim of the award is to support a student of ability and promise who may be inhibited from accepting an offer for postgraduate study if not for this support.

Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to in-depth civic reporting and that they require financial support to complete the MA in Investigative Journalism at City.

Professor Brooke added: “I’m thrilled to partner with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism on the Quadrature scholarship. It’s a fantastic opportunity that means a student who lacks funds but is driven to pursue investigative journalism will not only have all their tuition paid, but will also walk straight into their first job.”

Apply for the scholarship and find out more

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