The WIN News Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Calling all aspiring journalists who are looking for an opportunity to follow their dreams of a career in the media. This scholarship, opening for applications on March 9, 2020, will be open to an outstanding student in their final year at university, or a recent graduate and aged 26 years or younger.

WIN News are providing an exceptional opportunity to learn from newsroom leaders and sharpen your reporting skills in the broadcast industry.

The prize

The successful applicant will complete a minimum of six weeks at the Wollongong office, with an option to complete the remaining six weeks at one of the following WIN regional news centres:

  • Hobart
  • Maroochydore
  • Shepparton

The recipient will have hands-on experience by accompanying journalists and camera operators out in the field. Under the guidance of the News Director and Chief of Staff, the recipient will have the opportunity to go source, write and voice reports, which will be broadcast in the 6pm WIN News bulletins. The recipient will also have an opportunity to learn from news presenters in the studio.

The recipient will receive a $10,000 stipend for the 12 week duration of the scholarship.

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Applications open now until Sunday April 26

There is no entry fee to apply for the WIN News Scholarship.

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Selection Criteria
Terms and Conditions
Applications form

Key dates

  • Applications open: Monday March 9
  • Applications close: Sunday April 26
  • Winner announced at the Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism in Sydney on Wednesday June 17, 2020

Selection criteria

Selection criteria includes the following:
• A demonstrated passion for journalism across broadcast and digital.
• An excellent academic record.
• Written and spoken proficiency in English.
• Excellent presentation, research and writing skills.
• Excellent presentation, research and writing skills.
• Knowledge of and familiarity with Microsoft Office, G Suite and digital publishing programs.
• The ability to be part of a collaborative busy environment
• Work experience or contribution to wider community projects will be viewed favourably.

Find the full selection criteria here.

Terms and Conditions

Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia aged 26 years or under.

They must also be enrolled in journalism or communications studies at an Australian university. Recent graduates may also apply.

Shortlisted applicants must be available to be interviewed in person by the judging panel in the week commencing June 1, 2020. The applicant must be available to undertake the 12-week scholarship from the start of August 2020.

Please read the full terms and conditions here.


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How to apply

It’s free to complete an online application through the AwardsForce platform. You’ll be able to save your progress as you go along, and can return to the application form if you need more time.

Complete your application by midnight on Sunday April 26, 2020. The site will stop accepting entries after this time.

You will need the following items to complete your online application:
1 x copy of your academic transcript
1 x copy of your current CV
3 x examples of your best work

In the form, you will also be asked questions about why you are applying and what you hope to receive from this opportunity. Remember, this is a journalism scholarship so accuracy and spelling are key factors!

Thanks to WIN News for supporting this scholarship

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