Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund and Scholarship
The Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund has been set-up in memory of the celebrated broadcaster who died earlier this year after bravely sharing his experiences of cancer through a series of remarkable interviews with Eddie Mair on Radio Four's PM programme. Through these interviews, Steve inspired the nation and did much to explain and engage viewers with his terminal illness.
In his lifetime, Steve was a vehement campaigner for improving access to the media industry for those with geographically diverse and low income backgrounds. The fund, which is backed by an appeal organised by the Media Society and the Royal Television Society, will provide a scholarship initiative for young people from low income households along with other associated activities that support Steve’s legacy.
The Hewlett Scholarship will be presented each year to one recipient from a lower income family studying on an eligible Creative Skillset or Broadcast Journalism Training Council accredited undergraduate broadcast, journalism, media or film course in the UK. The recipient will receive £2000 per year for three years to fund their living expenses, as well as membership of the RTS and affiliate Hospital Club membership while studying. They will also receive mentoring from industry professionals to help them make the strongest possible start to their career.
For more details about RTS bursaries, eligible courses and the Steve Hewlett Fund click here. The closing date for applications is 30 June 2017 at midday.
To make donations to the Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund, click here.