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Scholarships and Internships

There are literally hundreds of awards, scholarships and fellowships created for journalists, but we're often slow to apply for them, often because we simply do not know they exist.


Some are merely to acknowledge great reporting, and others are to give hard-pressed journalists an opportunity to study further afield, to take a break from the daily grind of work or to consolidate their skills.


Note: Anybody with information about awards please send it to so we can put it on the website.


Barry Streek Memorial Bursary


The idea to establish the Barry Streek Memorial Bursary arose in discussion among his friends, including parliamentary journalist Donwald Pressly, after Barry died after a long battle with cancer in 2006. Donwald came up with the idea that an annual Barry Streek Memorial Lecture be held and any funds raised would go towards the bursary kitty. The lecture has been held every year since 2007. The lecture has been delivered by former education minister Kader Asmal, columnist Max du Preez and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille. Donations have flooded in and the fund reached nearly R100,000 during 2009. The bursary has been awarded twice - in 2009 and 2010. It made sense to locate the bursary at Rhodes which was Barry's alma mater. Barry's father, Dr Frank Streek, a former managing director of the Daily Dispatch but who now lives in Canada, has been one of the main contributors to the fund.

Barry was a member of the Committee of the Cape Town Press Club and Vice chair when he died.

The School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University selects a student to receive the bursary each year.