The WIN Network and The University of Wollongong have announced the 2018 Bruce Gordon Scholarship for Journalism has been awarded to Victoria Ellis, a second-year Bachelor of Journalism student at the University of Wollongong.
The scholarship is designed to relieve the financial burden often placed on students as well as giving them valuable intern experience with the WIN Network.
Ellis will commence her placement with WIN News Illawarra in 2019 and will work alongside some of the most trusted and experienced journalists in the region.
Ellis comes from the tiny rural town of Walla Walla, NSW and is keen to pursue a career in broadcast journalism in a regional area.
“Growing up on a farm and coming from a small, tight-knit community, I am passionate about advocating for rural issues and giving regional Australia a voice,” Ellis said.
The annual scholarship, offered to University of Wollongong students in their third year of a Journalism degree, reflects Bruce Gordon’s passion for regional news and support for a new generation of journalists.
The Bruce Gordon Scholarship is a Work Integrated Learning Scholarship that is open to Bachelor of Journalism students who have achieved a credit average at the University of Wollongong. Scholarship recipients receive $10,000 for one year and a work placement with the WIN Network.
Photo: Victoria Ellis with WIN TV news presenter Geoff Phillips