RTDNF Scholarships - Categories


$2000 RTDNF Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduate, 2nd, and 3rd year students.

This scholarship will be awarded to an individual or team of two for a broadcast or digital entry that shows exceptional storytelling, creativity and quality. In the case of a team, the scholarship will be divided equally.


$2000 JJ Richards Scholarship

Eligibility: 3rd or final year students.

Candidates must submit a radio documentary or podcast with a maximum length of 30 minutes.


$2000 CBC / Barbara Frum Scholarship for Interviewing

Eligibility: Students at all levels.

Entrants must submit a complete radio, podcast or TV interview (not an excerpt). Prepared questions and short background material must accompany the online submission.


$2000 BNN / Jim O'Connell Scholarship

Eligibility: Students at all levels with an interest in business journalism.

The candidate must submit a broadcast or digital business news story or feature that demonstrates an ability to grasp business issues and presents information in a clear, well-written and compelling way.


$2000 Broadcasters of Atlantic Canada Scholarship

Eligibility: Students at all levels from Atlantic Canada.

The candidate must submit a news story in digital or broadcast format. Documentation supporting residency is required.


$2000 Narcity Digital Journalism Scholarship

Eligibility: 3rd or final year students.

The candidate must submit a news story or feature published on a university or college affiliated website and/or social media platform which was submitted as an assignment for marks. URL and screen grabs of any other supporting content is required. In addition, a letter of support from your supervisor must be included in the application.


$2000 Global News Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility: Black, Indigenous, or people from racialized communities. Persons of colour attending a college or university journalism or communication program. Students at all levels.

Candidates must submit a news or feature story in digital or broadcast format. In addition, a letter of support from your supervisor must be included in the application.


$1000 Pritam Singh Benning Scholarship

Eligibility: Black, Indigenous or people from racialized communities attending a journalism program in British Columbia or whose permanent address is in B.C. and attending a journalism program in another province for excellence in storytelling a human-interest story. Documentation supporting residency is required.


$2500 RTDNA George Clark Scholarship

This additional scholarship will be awarded to one of the winners of the above categories deemed to be the best overall. In the case of an entry produced by a team of two, the scholarship award will be divided equally.