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Danish Siddiqui Foundation Unveils Second Edition of Journalism Scholarship Program 2024

The Danish Siddiqui Foundation proudly announces the launch of the second edition of its esteemed Journalism Scholarship Program, exclusively available for master ‘s-level students pursuing journalism. Named after the illustrious two-time Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Late Danish Siddiqui, this scholarship initiative aims to support and empower Master’s students aspiring for a career in journalism.

This year, the Danish Siddiqui Foundation will award three deserving winners with scholarships of Rs. 50,000 each. In addition to the monetary scholarship, selected students will have the opportunity to engage in a project requiring them to submit a portfolio of compelling journalistic work. They will need to complete a project that reflects the essence of journalism, encapsulating their interpretation of the chosen theme through a collection of photographs, videos or articles.

The Foundation believes that providing financial assistance and mentorship to aspiring journalists will facilitate equitable access and expedite skill development. The commitment to promoting value-based journalism remains a pivotal aspect of this initiative, aiming to shape the future of journalism by nurturing budding talents.

Prof. Siddiqui, Trustee of the Danish Siddiqui Foundation, shared, “As a Trustee, it gives me immense pleasure to launch the second edition of the journalism scholarship. This initiative aims to support and foster the growth of talented individuals passionate about shaping the future of journalism. I encourage all eligible students to apply and embark on this enriching journey of journalistic excellence.”

To apply, interested students can access the application form on the Foundation’s website at Shortlisted applicants will undergo interviews conducted by the selection committee. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence and financial need. Priority will be given to meritorious candidates from economically weaker backgrounds (income less than Rs. 350,000) who have secured admission to journalism degree courses at government colleges.

Applications for the scholarship have a deadline of January 31, 2024.

About the Danish Siddiqui Foundation

Established in memory of the esteemed Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, the Foundation endeavors to propagate value-based journalism through diverse programs and initiatives catering to students, professionals, and freelancers. We are steadfast in upholding journalistic integrity, empowering storytellers to craft impactful narratives that drive positive transformations within our communities.

For further information about the Danish Siddiqui Foundation and access to its range of free resources, visit

Deadline: January 31, 2024