Scholarship Rules




$2,000 RTDNF Scholarship

For second, third year, and graduate students.

$2,000 JJ Richard Scholarship

For a student who is registered full time in their 3rd or final year  in a recognized journalism program in Canada.

  • Candidates must submit a radio documentary between 2-30 minutes long
  • Must be completed by the entrant, not by a team
  • Judging criteria will be based on: Excellence in storytelling; Originality; Quality of actuality and clips

Submissions are limited to one per applicant and must have been produced between 2017-2019 school years.


$2,000 BNN Bloomberg / Jim O'Connell Scholarship

Will be awarded to a student who is registered full-time in a recognized broadcast program in Canada who is seriously interested in pursuing a career in business journalism.

The winning candidate must submit a business news story or feature designed for television or radio that demonstrates an ability to grasp business issues and presents complicated information in a clear, well-written and compelling way. Entries must include a short 250-word essay that elaborates on the entrant's interest in financial journalism.

BNN Bloomberg may offer to interview the winning candidate for a paid eight-week internship at its head office in Toronto.


$2,000 CBC / Barbara Frum Scholarship for Interviewing

For students in all years.

Entrants must submit a completed entry form, and a complete Radio or TV interview (not an excerpt). Prepared questions and short background material must accompany the online submission. Submissions are limited to one per applicant and must have been produced during the 2017-2018 academic year.


$2,000 Broadcasters of Atlantic Canada Scholarship

For students in all years.

The Broadcasters of Atlantic Canada Scholarship is awarded annually to a student from Atlantic Canada who intends to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism.

Documentation supporting residency is required.

The scholarship is generously provided to RTDNF by the former Atlantic Association of Broadcasters.


$2,500 RTDNA George Clark Scholarship for the Overall Winning Entry

Will be awarded to the entry judged to be the best overall from the winners of the eight above categories.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to be an RTDNA Canada member to apply?
A: No.
Q: Do I need to be a Canadian citizen to apply?
A: Yes.
Q: Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
A: No, please select one opportunity.
Q: What language may I use on my application?
A: Please submit all application materials in English.

Q: I created an account, but now I'm having trouble logging in.
A: Please do the following:

  • Make sure you are logging in here.
  • Try resetting your password.
  • If you still have trouble, contact
Q: When will the scholarship be awarded?
A: The scholarships will be awarded: TBA
Q: My pieces are all written work online, not on television or radio clips. Do I qualify?
A: Yes! Digital multi-media stories as well as broadcast pieces are eligible work samples.
Q: I am a past scholarship winner in the first year category. Can I apply for another one?
A: Yes, for any other scholarship the next year.


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