John Brown Media has announced the launch of the John Brown Bursary scheme for the 2015 academic year. In keeping with their commitment to skills development and further education, John Brown Media will be awarding 40 tertiary bursaries to previously disadvantaged South Africans.
The shortage of skills in the media space, both in print and digital, is a very real focus for John Brown Media, who is proud to be tackling the issue head on.
“We have a commitment and passion to be a company with meaning and impact, and this is one the the ways we’re showing it. We’re excited to give learners the chance to focus on their studies, without the stress of a financial burden,” says Lani Carstens, MD of John Brown Media. “Education should not be a luxury, but for many South Africans it is. We want to change that, or at the very least, give some freedom to those who are serious about learning.”
John Brown Media has already awarded two of the 40 bursaries, and what better place to start than with the families of their own staff.Sharne Dunn (18) was the first recipient of a John Brown Media bursary, and will be continuing her studies at Stellenbosch University next year. Her mother, Michelle Dunn, is a senior sales executive with John Brown Media. “What a fantastic start to a young adult’s tertiary education. As a family, we’re thrilled John Brown Media awarded this bursary to Sharne – it will open up so many opportunities to her.”
Brogan Dietrich (19) is a first year student at UCT and has also been awarded a bursary. She’s the daughter of Estelle Dietrich, an advertising manager at John Brown Media, and thanks to her bursary, she’ll be completing her degree in 2016.
Bursaries will be granted in the following field of studies: journalism, media studies, multimedia, graphic and web design, computer science, finance, human resources and brand communications. South African citizen students who are in their second or third year, or who are continuing their studies into an honours programme are eligible to apply.
For learners with excellent academic results, outstanding written and verbal communication skills, a burning passion for their field and who have unstoppable ambition and diligence, the applications for the John BrownBursary are open.
To apply, learners can download an entry form on the website www.johnbrownmedia.co.za Applications close on 15 September 2014. For media queries contact Bianca Gardella at Bianca.gardella@Bletchleypark.co.za
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John Brown Media is part of a global leading content marketing agency, with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, London, Hong Kong and Dubai. Our passion is helping brands engage with customers across a multitude of platforms from digital to print. We launched in South Africa in 2007 to publish Pick n Pay’s Fresh Living magazine and have since added Edgars Club, Discovery and Spur Totem to our blue-chip client portfolio.
As one of the fastest growing content agencies in South Africa, we offer our clients innovative 360-degree solutions. Pivotal to this offering is our growing digital capabilities; continuously raising the bar for our clients while remaining focussed on what we do best – helping brands create a dialogue with customers, which results in a commercial transaction and greater brand engagement.
Pick n Pay Fresh Living
Pick n Pay’s in-store magazine, Fresh Living, is the top-selling food mag on SA shelves. This topical, fun and accessible food and lifestyle monthly is aimed primarily at women shopping for their families. Brimming with practical, modern recipes, health and décor ideas, humour, social commentary and local celeb interviews, Fresh Living aims to educate, inspire and entertain. We showcase the broad range of food and other products available at Pick n Pay, and focus on affordable, user-friendly solutions and ideas for the South African family.
Discovery magazine, South Africa’s biggest circulating healthy lifestyle title, has a fresh, vibrant new look and content that is focused on healthy lifestyle inspiration, motivation and advice – rather than on disease prevention. Distributed three times a year, Discovery magazine offers relevant, easy-to-read health features by the best South African writers, plus fast, fun recipes, tempting travel ideas, fitness and sport, and technology. Discovery is posted to more than one million Discovery members.
Close to one million Edgars shoppers receive Edgars Club magazine each month, an exclusive publication for Edgars Club members offering a host of benefits plus top fashion, beauty and décor trends, exciting in-store products and practical ‘how-to’ tips to help members gain more from their Edgars shopping experience. Edgars Club magazine is published in English and Afrikaans and is aimed at the savvy shopper who wants to maximise the benefit of being an Edgars Club member.
Spur Steak Ranches’ quarterly edutainment magazine, Totem, is the biggest circulating kids’ title in South Africa, packed with fun activities for children and distributed in more than 230 restaurants nationwide. With the ‘Secret Tribe’ members Soaring Eagle, Buffalo Brave and Buttercup on its editorial team, each issue reflects a passion for good food and family values and is jam packed with awesome competitions, interactive educational games, eco-friendly tips and a fun-filled Spur Secret Tribe Adventures comic.