The David Lyle Foundation, the industry-wide not-for-profit organisation that helps young executives to build successful careers in the international television business, has announced the closing date for applications for its inaugural annual scholarship. Candidate proposals should be received by Friday, November 15, 2019 and should demonstrate why a young executive would benefit from a scholarship.
The David Lyle Foundation awards two annual scholarships, each valued at US$10,000, to promising young entertainment-industry executives. The successful candidates will receive a one-year programme of education and development designed to fast-track their understanding of the global television-content business. This includes subscriptions to key trade publications and organisations, as well as all-access passes to the world’s leading content industry events, worth in excess of US$5,000.

Each of the two scholarship winners will receive a budget of US$5,000 to pay for flights, hotels and expenses. They will also be provided with a mentor to offer support and guidance along the way. Winners can choose to mix and match the events they attend as part of their scholarship year, provided the travel costs do not exceed the US$5,000 budget. All travel, hotel and other expenses will be co-ordinated by the David Lyle Foundation. Each of the scholarship winners will be charged with documenting their year-long journey with a series of articles on the Foundation website.
Cheryl Clarke, president of the David Lyle Foundation, said: “We have already received some excellent applications. However, with just over a month to go before we close the call for the inaugural David Lyle scholarships, we’re calling out to senior executives to put forward their rising stars for this opportunity. This programme seeks not only to benefit individuals, but also, by nurturing innovative ideas, passion and talent, their organisations and the entire entertainment community. Our aim is to carry forward David’s spirt of generosity and altruism by making a positive contribution to our global cultural footprint.”
The David Lyle Foundation has appointed an initial advisory board of executives from across the television business, which will choose from a shortlist of 10 candidates. The winners will be announced on November 29, 2019.

To apply for a scholarship, please complete this form:


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