Danish Siddiqui Journalism Scholarship

An immersive scholarship program

The scholarship empowers talented master ‘s-level journalism students by offering financial aid and guidance. Focused on fostering excellence and ethical journalism, this program aims to nurture aspiring journalists, creating a positive societal impact through their work


Educate, Motivate, Learn

becoming a value-based journalist


Remove financial barriers in journalism education and help students achieve their journalist dreams


Guided program to enable students to get career guidance, gain journalism insights, and learn new skills from mentees


Complete a project that reflects the essence of journalism, encapsulating your interpretation of the chosen theme

Support & Guidance

from start to finish

For an enriching learning experience, the foundation provides support and professional guidance to each scholar during the duration of the study

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The process is easy!


Check eligibility

Students having an active admission offer or pursuing Masters’s degree in journalism from a govt university


fill application form

A chance to make your application stand out from other applicants by answering our simple questions


give interview

Discussion with the interview panel to help them better understand the applicant’s career goals & aspirations

You ask, we answer

This section helps answer some queries that will help you while applying for the scholarship program.

Preference will be given to applicants from economically weaker sections (income less than Rs. 350,000) who’ve secured admission in a Masters journalism degree courses at a government college

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial needs. The decision made by the selection panel will be considered final.

The Scholarship is for one (1) year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate on case to case basis and shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the college. The maximum duration of scholarship award is two (2) years.

You can send applications for scholarship once you’ve secured admission in the college. The submission deadline is March 31 for every year

Yes. You may apply to more than one college simultaneously. However, you should mention this in the application form.

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Previous Winners

Udisha Shrivastav

I am thrilled that I have been awarded the Danish Siddiqui Journalism Scholarship, and I feel incredibly honored. I look forward to working on my project idea under this year’s theme, ‘Journalist Safety,’ and adding value to the community.


I am delighted to have been selected for the prestigious scholarship. I hope to contribute positively towards ensuring a safe working environment for journalists. The path for brave reportage has been boldly paved by Danish Siddiqui, and it is an opportunity to be selected here and take the fight and the legacy ahead.

Umaima Khanam

As a passionate young woman with a clear vision for the future of journalism, I have embarked on a path that would allow me to use the power of mass media to tell compelling stories & make a positive impact on the world. Receiving the scholarship has not only financially backed me but also felt like a recognition & appreciation of my work.


I believe this scholarship will act as a driving force, adding a new feather of journalistic skills to my cap and helping me to serve society through my words, voice, and writings. While simultaneously allowing me to realize a career in fact & data-based journalism.