This year’s RTS bursary schemes, launched last month, include a new Digital Innovation award.
It replaces the Technology bursary and has been designed to meet the growing demand for much-sought-after digital skills in the industry. It supports individuals who are interested in working at the intersection of technology and entertainment.
‘Our bursary programmes continue to grow every year, supporting individuals from lower-income backgrounds. It is important for us to adapt to current industry needs and highlight to prospective students the fantastic opportunities in our industry,’ said Theresa Wise, CEO of the RTS.
For 2022, the RTS hopes to award up to 30 scholarships to individuals studying television production, journalism or related subjects, with an additional 10 scholarships for the Digital Innovation bursary.
The RTS launched its bursary schemes in 2014 and, since then, more than 240 scholars and alumni have benefited from the initiative. Donations to support the scheme from STV, All3Media, Disney and YouView have enabled the scheme to flourish.
The awards support students about to start their studies, or in the first year of a degree or HND level five or six.
The RTS is accepting applications until 15 July. For more information on eligibility go to: rts.org.uk/education-and-training-pages/bursaries.