RTS Bursary scholars chosen for 2023

RTS Bursary scholars chosen for 2023

Tuesday, 21st November 2023
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The Society has named the 44 scholars selec­ted for its 2023 bursary schemes.

Thirty-four were chosen for the TV Production and Journalism Bursary, including Amelia Nicola, who was awarded the Steve Hewlett Scholarship, and Cerys Horner, who won the Beryl Vertue Scholarship. The latter was introduced last year for a student with an interest in producing.

Ten scholars have received a Digital Innovation Bursary.

Theresa Wise, CEO of the RTS, said: “This year, we have received the highest number of applications to date.

“It is extremely important to the RTS to provide support, guidance and opportunities to the next generation who will be building and changing the UK and international television industry, and we couldn’t do this without the support and donations we receive – we are delighted for Apple TV+ to be on board this year.”

Apple TV+ has joined All3Media, the Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund, Hartswood Films and STV in supporting the bursary schemes.

The successful scholars receive financial support to assist with their expenses and living costs, and free RTS membership. In their final year of study, every scholar is mentored by an RTS industry member.

To date, the Society has invested more than £1m in the schemes and supported 325 RTS Bursary Scholars in their education.