The Irish Times Group is offering a bursary to support an aspiring journalist in studying for a primary degree in journalism, starting in 2022. This bursary has been set up in memory of Mary Maher, pioneering journalist, feminist activist and social justice campaigner.
The scheme aims to help students from backgrounds under-represented in the media and who face challenges in achieving a degree in journalism to pursue a career as a journalist.
The Irish Times is keen to engage with every sector of Irish society and to improve its representation of diverse audiences. In support of this goal, we particularly encourage applications from students with diverse social and/or ethnic backgrounds who aspire to become journalists.
The Bursary will be made available to fund any journalism degree course taught on the island of Ireland. The bursary will make a contribution to cover the student charges for the duration of a journalism primary degree and provide an allowance towards living expenses during the academic year. In addition, candidates take part in several weeks’ paid work experience at The Irish Times Group regional and national titles over the course of their degree and will be paired with a mentor. The opportunity also provides the possibility of a paid fixed-term contract at the Irish Times Group, following successful completion of the scheme.