Walkley Young Indigenous Scholarship

This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring Indigenous journalist aged 30 years or under to develop their newsroom experience with two leading news providers. This twelve-week scholarship will be broken down into six weeks with Junkee Media and six weeks with 10 News First in Sydney. You’ll develop a broad understanding of newsroom and production processes and requirements, and as a member of the team you will be encouraged to share your ideas, skills and knowledge.

Scholarship details

Value: Value may vary

Duration: Duration of the program

Application dates


Close: 16/05/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • Other

Study level:

  • Short executive courses

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:
A citizen or permanent resident of Australia;
Aged 30 years and under at the time of application;
Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

How to Apply

All applicants are required to submit the following material with their application:

1 x personal goals essay demonstrating your passion for journalism. Please include why you want to be a journalist, your story so far, your aspirations and why a career in the media is important to you;
1 x copy of a current CV (including details of a personal and a professional referee);
3 x examples of your best work.

In the application form, you will also be asked questions about why you are applying and what you hope to receive from this opportunity. You will be able to save your progress as you go along.

Further Information

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 receive support and guidance from an experienced journalist who will mentor them throughout their placement. Accommodation at the Tony Mundine Hostel is also available.

The successful applicant will have:

A demonstrated passion for journalism across broadcast and digital;
Excellent presentation, research and writing skills
The ability to spot a newsworthy yarn;
Experience in interviewing people in researching for stories;
Experience in pitching stories and ideas on presentation of stories;
The ability to be part of a collaborative, busy environment;
Written and spoken proficiency in English;
The ability to work to deadline;
A positive, willing and adaptable approach to the role at all times.

Work experience or contribution to wider community projects will be viewed favourably.