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The Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship with Nine

Scholarship Overview

If you’re aged 32 years or under with big dreams of carving out a career in the competitive television industry: this is the opportunity of a lifetime.

It was established in 2013 with support from media executive and award-winning TV producer Anita Jacoby to recognise the legacy of her father Phillip Jacoby – a pioneer in the Australian electronics and broadcast industry. 

Scholarship Details

  • 10-week placement with Nine in Sydney including 60 Minutes, Nine TV News,, A Current Affair and Today. The winner will also get experience with Nine Publishing.
  • 4-week placement at the Walkley Foundation, in the lead-up to and including the annual Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism. This will include:
    • Opportunity to be a part of a purpose driven team that is highly networked in the journalism industry  
    • Producing, pre-production and live production experience on the prestigious Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism
    • Experience working with industry partners on special projects such as photojournalism exhibitions 
    • Opportunity to develop digital producing and copy writing skills  
  • Gift certificate of $1,000 to use towards a place in a relevant Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) short course
  • A stipend of $12,500 to support living expenses for the duration of the scholarship. 
  • 4x one-to-one tailored mentoring sessions during the Scholarship

Application fee


How to apply

Before you apply, please click here to read the full Selection Criteria and Terms & Conditions. 

Then click here to begin your application. The form includes questions about why you are applying and how the scholarship will benefit your career. You can save your progress and return to the form later.

You will also need to upload: 

  • A copy of your current CV in PDF format
  • 3 examples of recent work (one must be video). Your video story can be in the form of a URL linking to a video story, or an MP4 upload.
  • A PDF copy of your academic transcript (if applicable)

Current Winner

2022 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship winner: Amelia Hirst, RMIT

Amelia Hirst is a graduate from RMIT University in Melbourne. As a student journalist, she covered stories ranging from cyberwarfare and Cystic Fibrosis to recycling laws on the Mornington Peninsula and the hardships of families who face the increasing cost of living in Melton. Following her scholarship placement, Amelia was offered a role as a producer with Nine’s A Current Affair. Follow Amelia on Twitter and LinkedIn and explore her work here:

Past winners

Congratulations to the winner of  the 2022 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship: Amelia Hirst (pictured below with Anita Jacoby). Following her placement at Nine, Amelia was offered a job in her hometown of Melbourne at Nine’s A Current Affair.

2021 – Ella McCrindle (Twitter, LinkedIn)

2019 – Caroline Tung (Twitter)

2018 Joint Winner – Amber Schultz (Twitter, LinkedIn)

2018 Joint Winner – Benjamin Ansell (LinkedIn)

2017 – Lydia Bilton (Twitter, LinkedIn)

2016 – Taylor Denny (Twitter, LinkedIn)

2015 – Annalise Bolt (Twitter, LinkedIn)

2014 Joint Winner – Kirrily Schwartz 

2014 Joint Winner – Megan Stafford 

2013 – Will Mumford (Twitter)

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