Tindle sponsors six scholarships

The Tindle Group is offering six scholarships for would-be journalists in a new training initiative by the group’s owner, Sir Ray Tindle.

There are six scholarships available, worth up to £6,040, at the University of Buckingham, for students living in the areas served by the Tindle Newspaper Group, which has more than 140 titles.

The Sir Ray Tindle Journalism Scholarships are for accelerated twoyear honours degrees in combination with English. Apart from living in the newspapers’ circulation area, candidates should be studying for A or AS levels in English language, English literature, media studies or journalism.

Two scholarships are reserved for mature students with equivalent work experience, not necessarily in journalism.

Qualifying applicants for the Tindle scholarships will also be eligible automatically for general academic scholarships at the university, bringing the maximum available up to £6,040 for each academic year.

Successful candidates will also be offered work experience on Tindle newspapers.

Tindle, who has received a Doctorate in Letters from the university, said: “I am delighted that the university has suggested these scholarships and I am sure that all our editors will welcome the opportunity to contribute to our industry in this way.”

Candidates should apply to Anne Earls (anne.earls@buckingham.ac.uk) at The University of Buckingham, Buckingham MK18 1EG.

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