City, University of London, are one of the Aziz Foundation’s preferred partners. These institutions:
The Foundation is offering five masters scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year for five exceptional students actively engaged in British Muslim communities and interested in the under-representation of Muslims in the media and developing diversity in journalism. The key objective of this scholarship is to help develop a pool of Muslim journalists who can advance diversity in the media industry, improve reporting on religion and minorities in the media, and champion under-represented communities. Further, the Foundation wishes to support students who would like to pursue a career in journalism not just to benefit Muslim communities, but all communities, in pursuit of their specific and common goals that will help create a more cohesive Britain.
The successful applicants will be selected through an interview process run by the Aziz Foundation. The scholarship will cover tuition fees only at City, University of London. Applicants do not need to hold an offer prior to applying. However, please note that admission to the programme will depend on City’s separate admissions process.
Applicants should meet all of the following requirements:
Applications are submitted online, under the category ‘City, University of London – School of Journalism’. The application form includes questions about financial means, a vision statement of no more than 1,000 words and the names of two referees.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for a 30 minute interview to explore questions around:
Successful applicants will show how the Masters course they wish to study increases their effectiveness in one of the following areas relating to British Muslims:
– Representation and Advocacy: increase representation and contribution of Muslims to civil society
– Community Development: raise aspirations and standards within British Muslim communities
Successful applicants will be supported through:
1. Leadership Support Scheme (LSS) – The LSS will offer training days and career mentors that further increase the chances of the scholars starting successful careers.
2. Aziz Scholars Association (ASA) – The ASA comprises of current scholars and alumni. It enables the scholars to synergise as well as coordinate induction and training days.