Just three weeks left to apply for the first round of diversity bursaries

The deadline for applying to the Journalism Diversity Fund for a bursary is fast approaching, so potential students need to get their applications in quick.

Any budding reporters, press photographers and photojournalists who want to gain the NCTJ’s diploma in journalism qualification, but who do not have the financial means to study, must submit their application form by Friday, 29 April.

The Journalism Diversity Fund is designed to support people from diverse backgrounds enter the world of journalism and the industry-supported bursary scheme has so far given 101 students the opportunity to change the face of UK newsrooms.

Past recipients now work as trainee reporters at local and national newspapers, as well as radio and television broadcasting and the search is on for the next generation of applicants to follow in their footsteps.

For more information about the fund, please email journalismdiversityfund@nctj.com or call 01799 544940. The application form is available to download from www.journalismdiversityfund.com