Deadline: 31 March 2010
Dublin City University and the family and friends of the late John
Thompson have announced the John Thompson Marketing & Media
Scholarships for 2010. Scholarships are available to support Masters
students of journalism and of marketing, to help prepare them for
the changing world of publishing.
The scholarship programme was established in 2008 to honour the late
John Thompson, former Chief Executive of Associated Newspapers
Ireland (Daily Irish Mail and Mail on Sunday) and Managing Director,
The scholarships are awarded to students who take the Masters in
Journalism and the Masters in
Marketing at DCU. The scholarships aim to encourage connections
between journalism and marketing. This approach reflects a deeply
held belief of John Thompson’s that the two disciplines are critical
the media industries and reinforce each other.
The scholarships will cover fees and some expenses for two students
each year to undertake Masters programmes at Dublin City University.
One, a graduate of journalism, media or communications, will
undertake the MBS in Marketing at
DCU Business School. The other scholarship will be awarded to a
graduate of business studies to undertake the MA in Journalism at
DCU School of Communications.
Applications for these scholarships are open to graduates –
including those expecting to graduate in summer 2010 – of all
recognised higher education institutions in Ireland. The minimum
academic qualification for candidates is an upper-second-class (2.1)
honours undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. The selected
applicants will need to meet the academic and other requirements of
entry to the respective Masters programmes in order to qualify for
the scholarships. They will need to demonstrate their interest and
ability to combine skills and understanding in business, especially
marketing, and in media.
The scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of a
written application and interview by a panel comprising
representatives from the bursary funders, DCU School of
Communications, DCU Business School, plus an independent person from
media marketing or business journalism. The bursaries will cover
full fees for the respective Masters programmes and some additional
expenses for purchases of books and other materials.
Completed applications should be returned to email@example.com, or
Mary Nulty, School of Communications, Dublin City University, Dublin
9, by noon, Wednesday, 31 March 2010. The applications should
include: 1. a curriculum vitae; and 2. a statement of motivation and
suitability for the scholarship (max. 500 words).