RMIT students Sam Cucchiara and Lucy Hinton have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship.
Cucchiara and Hinton are both studying the Bachelor of Communication at RMIT. Cucchiara is specialising in Journalism and Hinton in Professional Communication.
An aspiring investigative television journalist, Cucchiara is thrilled and honoured to be in the running for the prestigious scholarship.
“Throughout my time at RMIT, I've been constantly inspired to create innovative and compelling work under the guidance of some amazing teachers,” he said.
Dr Philip Dearman, Journalism program manager, said both students are high achievers, who have taken full advantage of the opportunities they have come across in their studies.
“Both Sam and Lucy have benefited from teaching programs which equip them with key employable skills as well as a capacity to be responsible and engaged members of their prospective professional communities,” he said.
Seven finalists, chosen from universities across Australia, are in the running for the scholarship.
The winner receives a 12-week paid internship which will see them work with and learn from some of Australia’s leading news and current affairs journalists and producers.
Eight weeks are spent at the Nine Network in Sydney, four weeks at The Walkley Foundation for Journalism. They will also attend a TV production course at the open program at the Australian Film Television and Radio School.
The winner will be announced in Sydney on 29 July.
For interviews: Philip Dearman, (03) 9925 9568 or 0409 682 622.
For general media enquiries: Elisabeth Tarica, (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.