Scholarship Rules

Scholarship Qualifications

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$2,000 RTDNF Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduate, 2nd, and 3rd year students.

This scholarship will be awarded to an individual or team of two for a broadcast or digital entry that shows exceptional storytelling, creativity and quality. In the case of a team, the scholarship will be divided equally.

$2,000 JJ Richards Scholarship

Eligibility: 3rd or final year students.

Candidates must submit a radio documentary or podcast with a maximum length of 30 minutes.

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

Eligibility: Students at all levels with an interest in business journalism.

The candidate must submit a broadcast or digital business news story or feature that demonstrates an ability to grasp business issues and presents information in a clear, well-written and compelling way.

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$2,000 CBC / Barbara Frum Scholarship for Interviewing

Eligibility: Students at all levels.

Entrants must submit a complete radio, podcast or TV interview (not an excerpt). Prepared questions and short background material must accompany the online submission.

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$2,000 Broadcasters of Atlantic Canada Scholarship

Eligibility: Students at all levels from Atlantic Canada.

The candidate must submit a news story in digital or broadcast format. Documentation supporting residency is required.

$2,000 Narcity Digital Journalism Scholarship

Eligibility: 3rd or final year students.

The candidate must submit a news story or feature published on a university or college affiliated website and/or social media platform which was submitted as an assignment for marks. URL and screen grabs of any other supporting content is required. In addition, a letter of support from your supervisor must be included in the application.

$2,000 Global News Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility: Black, Indigenous, or people from racialized communities. Persons of colour attending a college or university journalism or communication program. Students at all levels.

Candidates must submit a news or feature story in digital or broadcast format. In addition, a letter of support from your supervisor must be included in the application.

$1,000 Pritam Singh Benning Scholarship

Eligibility: Black, Indigenous or people from racialized communities attending a journalism program in British Columbia or whose permanent address is in B.C. and attending a journalism program in another province for excellence in storytelling a human-interest story. Documentation supporting residency is required.

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

This additional scholarship will be awarded to one of the winners of the above categories deemed to be the best overall. In the case of an entry produced by a team of two, the scholarship award will be divided equally.


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 info@rtdnacanada.com
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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