Nine budding journalists have been shortlisted for Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries to cover the cost of their NCTJ-accredited journalism training.
The full shortlist is as follows:
- Selina Ashraf
- Ellie Caddick
- Emily Collis
- Stephanie Finnegan
- Rachael Grealish
- Mohammed Kaleem Sajad
- Clare Speak
- Axel Trendell
- David Wilkins
The candidates have been invited for interview and will be questioned by a panel of senior journalists and editors in London on Thursday, 14 May.
The applicants will be asked various questions about their passion for journalism, financial need and diversity.
Bursaries are awarded to those from socially and/or ethnically diverse backgrounds who have a passion for journalism and can demonstrate how they will bring diversity to the newsroom. Bursaries are awarded to cover the cost of journalism training and may include a contribution towards travel or living expenses depending on financial need.
Applications for cohort two are now open. The closing date for applications is 27 May 2015.