The Foundation is offering two masters scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year for two 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 jointly by the Aziz Foundation and City, University of London. The scholarship will cover tuition fees only at City, University of London.
Students will additionally be supported through the Aziz Foundation’s Leadership Support Scheme (LSS), which will assist in developing their knowledge-base, personal qualities, leadership skills and professional networks and where possible, will be matched with mentors to support and guide them during and after their study.
Applicants should meet all of the following requirements:
If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply for this scholarship, please submit the following documents:
Your scholarship application should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 14 June 2019.
The subject of the email should read Application: City University, Journalism
If called, please attend the interview with the Foundation. Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed on production of receipts. Interviews will be held in July 2019.
Please note that we will only contact you if you have been short-listed. If you do not hear from us by end July 2019, then please assume that in this instance your application has not been successful.