RTDNF Scholarships - Categories

$2000 RTDNF Scholarship

For second, third year, and graduate students.

$2000 The Canadian Press / Eric Murray Scholarship for Aboriginal Persons and Members of a Visible Minority

For students in all years who are registered full-time in a recognized broadcast journalism program in Canada who come from an Aboriginal or Visible Minority background.

Definition: An Aboriginal Person in Canada is a member of an Indian/First Nation, Metis, Innu or Inuit community. Indian/First Nation includes "Status", "Treaty", or "Registered" Indians as well as "Non-Status" and "Non-Treaty" Indians. Members of Visible Minorities are non-Caucasian in race and may, for example, be persons of African, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, East Asian, Southeast Asian, West Asian, Arab or Latin American ancestry.

$2000 CBC / Barbara Frum Scholarship for Interviewing

For students in all years.

Entrants must submit a complete Radio or TV interview (not an excerpt). Prepared questions and short background material must accompany the audio or video entry. Submissions are limited to one per applicant and must have been produced during the 2017-2018 academic year.

$2000 BNN / Jim O’Connell Scholarship

Will be awarded to a student who is registered full-time in a recognized broadcast program in Canada who is seriously interested in pursuing a career in business journalism.

The winning candidate must submit a business news story or feature designed for television or radio that demonstrates an ability to grasp business issues and presents complicated information in a clear, well-written and compelling way. Entries must include a short 250-word essay that elaborates on the entrant’s interest in financial journalism.

BNN may offer to interview the winning candidate for a paid eight-week internship at its head office in Toronto.

$2500 RTDNA George Clark Scholarship

This scholarship for Overall Winning Entry Will be awarded to the entry judged to be the best overall from the winners of the five other categories.

$2000 Broadcasters of Atlantic Canada Scholarship

For students in all years.

The Broadcasters of Atlantic Canada Scholarship is awarded annually to a student from Atlantic Canada who intends to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism.

Documentation supporting residency is required.

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