AFTRS and ABC Radio have announced a new scholarship of $14,500 to be awarded each year for the next three years to develop Australian radio talent, with a focus on diversity.

The scholarship has been adapted from an existing, long standing bequest to AFTRS from the late ABC broadcaster Selwyn Speight, who was the first executive producer of flagship Radio Current Affairs program AM.

The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who is accepted into AFTRS’ prestigious Graduate Diploma in Radio and is from an Indigenous or culturally and linguistically diverse background.

The successful applicant will also be provided with an internship at the ABC one day per week, and will be offered a 12 month employment contract upon graduation, as long as all performance measures are met.

Download the 2018 AFTRS and ABC Selwyn Speight Scholarship Guidelines

Applications close: 16 October 2017

Complete the online form to apply.


The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.