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Scholarships take young scribes to Far East

Two young journalists currently employed in the local media will pursue internships in the Far East under the Wellington based Asia NZ Foundation Scholarship Programme.

Tim Lambourne, a part-time TV3 Reporter, will work at the International Herald Tribune in Hong Kong, while Daniel Simmons-Ritchie of Wairarapa Times-Age will be with the Philippine Star in Manila.

Tim graduated from the AUT University Auckland last year with a communications degree (Journalism major), while Daniel is a graduate of Whitireia Journalism School, Wellington.

The Foundation is offering these annual scholarships to provide opportunities for young journalists to test their journalism skills in countries of strategic economic interest to New Zealand.

On a related note, Clarissa Chandrahasen has been awarded the ‘2011 Asia New Zealand Foundation Kiwi Asian Journalism Scholarship.’

Lower Hutt based Clarissa is of Fiji-Indian origin and has a degree in Biomedical Science from Victoria University. She will be paid $5000 towards the Scholarship after she completes the programme at Massey University.

Our Scholarship

Indian Newslink offers a Journalism Scholarship to a deserving student every year at the AUT University.

The Scholarship is open to all citizens and permanent residents (irrespective of ethnicity) of New Zealand who meet the eligibility criteria set by the University.

The Indian Newslink Journalism Scholarship will cover the cost of full tuition fees for a maximum of four papers per semester, including Student Services levy and Students’ Association (AuSM) fee. It does not include cost of books, material fees, NZQA and administration charges when changing a programme of study or miscellaneous charges.

The Scholarship is open to full-time students of the School of Communication Studies who are accepted into one-year postgraduate programmes, such as Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies (Journalism) and Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours). But this scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other grants, awards or scholarships.

The School of Communication Studies Equity and Diversity Committee will determine the recipient with its Journalism staff and Indian Newslink.

We launched the Scholarship in 2009 to encourage new entrants to the profession.

Aucklander Imogen Crispe, the first recipient completed the course in November 2010 and is now employed with a newspaper in Rotorua.

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