Network 10 and Western Sydney University today announced the launch of a new scholarship to support a Journalism student at Western Sydney University.
The ‘Network 10 Sandra Sully Journalism Scholarship’, valued at $7,500, will provide support for a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) degree at Western. The student will also have the opportunity to undertake a tailored work placement in the Network 10 newsroom.
Network 10’s head of marketing strategy Jean Jenkins said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Western Sydney University and launching this scholarship with them. This is as much an investment in our audience as it is in the future of journalism.
“Developing deeper relationships with communities is at the heart of Network 10’s marketing strategy and we’re really pleased to be supporting the Western Sydney community in this way.”
Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover AO, has commended Network 10 for its contributions, which will significantly advance the educational and career opportunities of the scholarship recipient.
“Western Sydney University has been ranked number one in New South Wales for employer satisfaction – in recognition of the way that our graduates are prepared to enter the workforce, and are equipped with the skills that employers are looking for,” said Professor Glover.
“The Network 10 Sandra Sully Journalism Scholarship is an example of the University working with a leading organisation, to provide an enriching, industry-linked educational experience.”
The launch of the scholarship aligns with 10 News First presenter and journalist Sandra Sully celebrating 30 years at Network 10 on Wednesday 29 January 2020.
Network 10’s director of news content Ross Dagan said: “The scholarship is a fitting way to acknowledge Sandra Sully’s outstanding contribution to journalism. Having been part of the industry over the past three decades, Sandra is passionate about the future of our profession. Along with Sandra, we’re proud to provide an opportunity for a talented and hardworking student to engage in a media career.”
Sandra said: “My career in journalism has brought me so much joy. I’m truly honoured to have this scholarship launched in my name to support an aspiring journalist to succeed in the field.”
The Network 10 Sandra Sully Journalism Scholarship is open to students who are commencing study or currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) degree at Western Sydney University, with preference given to students who can demonstrate financial or other hardship.