For Journalism Students

The Webster Foundation Supports Aspiring Journalists

The Foundation is pleased to offer financial support through our Student Awards, and professional development opportunities through our Masterclasses.

Student Awards

Applications are accepted each September for our Student Journalism Awards. Students enrolled full-time or part-time in any year of journalism studies at Langara, BCIT, TRU, KPU or UBC are eligible to apply for an award of $2,000. 

In order to address the lack of cultural awareness and knowledge about diverse communities in Canada, and recognizing that systemic barriers continue to exist in the media, some awards are offered specifically to students who are Indigenous, Black and People of Colour.

Find out who the 2023 Student Journalism Award recipients are by clicking here.


The annual Legal Issues Masterclass is highly popular with working journalists and journalism students alike. To find out more about our next one, see below.

Apply for a Student Journalism Award

These awards, at $2,000 each, can help launch your journalism career. Check out the eligibility requirements and apply today. NEW this year: Two more awards are available thanks to the generosity of the Al Roadburg Foundation.

Awards specifically for students who are Indigenous, Black or People of Colour

Both the funder of these scholarships, the BC Teachers’ Federation, and the Jack Webster Foundation are committed to responding to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as they pertain to education and media. 

These awards of $2,000 each represent one small step towards recognizing that systemic barriers remain all too prevalent in the media and society at large. Two of the awards are designated for Indigenous students, and one is designated for a BIPOC student.

Legal Issues Masterclass

Our Legal Issues Masterclass is a popular event. Check out when the next one is, find out about other masterclasses, or watch the recording of the last masterclass.


Your support today makes a big difference and will help us continue the Jack Webster Foundation and celebrate excellence in journalism to protect the public interest for British Columbians.

Your donations go to support Student Journalism Awards, Professional Development Fellowships, free Masterclasses for journalists, journalism educators and students, and to support the costs of funding the annual Webster Awards.

As the Jack Webster Foundation is a registered Canadian charity, tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. Should you wish to make your donation by cheque, please contact us by sending an email at [email protected].