WestStar TV Ltd has created of a new Journalism/ Communications Scholarship for young Caymanians.
The scholarship has as its goal to empower young Caymanians with educational opportunities and encourage them to discover the many compelling career opportunities in journalism and communications. With the new scholarship, WestStar TV will offer Caymanians between the ages of 18 and 25 a chance to pursue a degree programme in Journalism, Communications or a related field at a competitive university of the candidate’s choice. The scholarship carries a value of US$10,000 per annum for up to four years, states a press release.
“With this programme, WestStar TV is creating an opportunity for young Caymanians with an interest in these professions to enter the exciting fields of Journalism or Communications. We are delighted to make this new scholarship available, and look forward to carrying the programme forward for other young Caymanians in the years to come,” says Vanessa Hansen Allott, WestStar TV Scholarship Coordinator. ‘We will ensure that the scholarship is awarded to the most suitable candidate and that, with our support, he or she can take full advantage of the opportunity,’ she adds.
The university and the programme selected by the successful candidate will be reviewed and approved by the scholarship committee. He/ she must also maintain a 3.0 GPA over the course of the programme and will commit to working at CITN during school holidays.
“At WestStar TV, our level of commitment to the community motivates us to help identify and develop talented young Caymanians who wish to pursue careers in these fields. We have the infrastructure to add value to this opportunity through work experience and eventual ongoing employment. I would like to encourage all those who are interested to apply at their earliest convenience,” says Mike Martin, WestStar TV General Manager.
Applicants must be Caymanian, between the ages of 18 and 25 with a high school diploma and a clean police record. Interested candidates can pick up an application package from the Television Centre reception or from their respective school counsellors. Along with their application, candidates must submit scholastic records, proof of Caymanian citizenship, two reference letters from persons other than family members and a cover letter stating personal and career goals.
The scholarship will be offered on a vacancy basis.