The Jay Merriman-Mukoro Scholarship offers a fee waiver, living grant and opportunities for a professional internship for MA Radio students.
The scholarship is available to students who have been offered a place on the MA Radio programme and meet certain criteria. For example, students may be care leavers or have a long-term health condition or specific learning difficulty.
The scholarship consists of:
£5,000 fee waiver
£5,000 London living grant
4 week paid internship at the BBC
43 year old Jay Merriman-Mukoro was a brilliant creative radio and television programme maker who won a BBC scholarship to attend the MA Radio Programme in 2003-2004. In April 2014 he lost his life in a drowning accident in Barbados just after beginning lecturing at Goldsmiths in sound and visual storytelling.
In his career, Jay travelled the world from Africa to the USA to make programmes that gave voice to people not normally seen and heard. Jay combined a devotion to radio and sound with visual creativity. Jay’s legacy has been an inspiration for Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) media workers in Britain.