Steve Hewlett Scholarship for Journalism students

Steve Hewlett scholarship

British Broadcasters and media organisations have come together to launch a scholarship for young journalists to celebrate the life of Steve Hewlett. Steve, who died on February 20th 2017, inspired the nation with his candid accounts of his disease, treatment and fight against cancer charted through his columns in The Observer and brilliant interviews with Eddie Mair on BBC Radio Four’s PM.

The scholarship is an initiative by the RTS and The Media Society and will be presented each year to one recipient from a lower income family studying an undergraduate broadcast journalism course in the UK. Funds to support the scholarship are being raised through an appeal, organised by the Media Society. The scholarship will be funded on a long term basis as part of the RTS’ annual Undergraduate Bursary scheme. The scholarship will be worth an additional £1000 per year, which will top up the RTS bursary award to £2000 per year in total.

Chair of the Disasters Emergency Committee Clive Jones CBE, who chairs the fundraising appeal says: "Steve was a broadcasting polymath: a brilliant reporter, editor, commissioner, director of programmes, senior executive and presenter. He was also the kindest of men with a wicked chuckle and a joyous sense of humour. He was always willing to give his time to young people just starting out in the industry. This prize will hopefully unearth a worthy successor to this wonderfully talented journalist and programme maker.’

When you apply for the RTS Bursary and you are studying a journalism course you will automatically be considered for this award.

To apply please visit

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