Danish Siddiqui Journalism Scholarship

An immersive scholarship program

Providing students with a comprehensive learning environment outside the classroom while taking care of the financial barriers to education for an all-round development


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


Internships in leading news organizations for hands-on experience to prepare students for a career in journalism

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

Get Ready to apply

The process is easy!


Check eligibility

Students having an active admission offer & belonging to economically weaker sections will be given preference *


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 which 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 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 scholarships once you’ve secured admission in the college. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling-basis

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

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Deadline: 31st Jan 2023

Applications are now closed.

Scholarship Winners 2023

Udisha Shrivastav

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

Rahat Touhid

I am delighted to have been selected for the prestigious scholarship. I am hopeful of contributing positively towards ensuring a safe working environment for journalists. The path for brave reportage has been boldly paved by Danish Siddiqui, it is an opportunity to be selected here, to 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.

Aman Jaiswal

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 at the same time allowing me to realize a career in fact & data-based journalism.


For me, this scholarship is a beautiful start toward my dream of being a photojournalist or a filmmaker who tells stories of love, hope, and resistance. I want to use the power of visual storytelling to shed light on the stories that are often left untold, and to capture the beauty in the world around us