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Walkley Foundation launches scholarship for young Indigenous journalists.

The inaugural Walkley Young Indigenous Scholarship with Junkee Media and 10 News First supported by BHP is now open for applications.

Aspiring Indigenous journalists aged 30 years and younger are eligible to apply for this opportunity to develop their newsroom experience with two leading news providers. The winning recipient will undertake a 12 week scholarship, spending six weeks with Junkee Media and six weeks with 10 News First in Sydney. 

Thanks to BHP the recipient will receive a stipend of $10,000 to cover living expenses for the duration of the scholarship. The recipient will also be matched with mentors for support during the scholarship. 

Natalie Ahmat is a proud Mudburra and Maluyligal First Nations woman and NITV News presenter who serves on the Walkley Judging Board. Ahmat said the Walkley Foundation look forward to connecting a promising young journalist with the opportunity to find a broad platform.

“We hope to see applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from far and wide. The scholarship is open to people studying journalism but also those who haven’t attended university; you might be working in community radio or sharing stories in your local community, the main thing is a passion for journalism.”

Applications close on Friday January 17, 2020. Find more information here:

Media enquiries: Please contact Walkley Foundation communications manager Clare Fletcher on 0432 616 810 or

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