Scholarship Rules



$2,000 RTDNF Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduate, 2nd and 3rd Year students. This scholarship is awarded to a 2, 3 or final year student for an entry that shows exceptional storytelling, creativity and quality.

$2,000 JJ Richards Scholarship

Eligibility: 3rd or final year students. Candidates must submit a radio documentary between 2-30 minutes long.


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

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

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

Entries must also include a short 250-word essay that elaborates on the entrant's interest in financial journalism.  


$2,000 CBC / Barbara Frum Scholarship for Interviewing

Eligibility: Students at all levels.

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


$2,000 Broadcasters of Atlantic Canada Scholarship

Eligibility: Students at all levels.

The Broadcasters of Atlantic Canada Scholarship is awarded annually to a student from Atlantic Canada who intends to pursue a career in Broadcast or Digital Journalism. Documentation supporting residency is required.

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

$2,000 Digital Journalism Scholarship

Eligibility: 3rd or final year

The winning candidate must submit a news story or feature published on a website and/or social media platform of a recognized university or college. 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.


$2,500 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 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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