About the scholarships

The foundation provides two annual scholarships – each valued at US$10,000 – that provide each young entertainment industry executive with a one year program of education and development designed to fast-track their understanding of the global television content business.
This includes subscriptions to a number of trade publications and organisations and all-access passes to the world’s leading content industry events, worth in excess of US$5000.
Each of the two scholarship winners receive a budget of US$5000 to pay for flights, hotels and expenses to attend chosen events, and a mentor to offer support and guidance along the way.
You can see further details of the scholarship package below.
Applications can come from individuals, or their managers, and should demonstrate why each young executive would most benefit from a scholarship.
We aim to reward the most creative applicants and support those who best demonstrate a passion and flare to make a difference in the business. Our aim is to offer support to the next generation of rising stars and get their feedback about how the business might develop, in return.
Winners can choose to mix and match the events they attend as part of their scholarship year, so long as the travel costs do not exceed the US$5,000 budget. All travel, hotel and other expenses will be co-ordinated by the foundation.

Each of the scholarship winners will be charged with documenting their year-long journey with a series of articles on the website.

The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate:

A genuine passion for the content business.
A desire to innovate and entertain.
The ability to set an example and inspire others.
A hunger to learn and grow.
The desire to make a difference.

The scholarship includes the following from David Lyle Foundation Partners:

Broadcast provides the following to each scholarship winner:
An annual subscription to the weekly Broadcast magazine and Broadcastnow.co.uk and premium data service The Commissioner Index, which provides database information on more than 400 commissioners in the UK and US and nearly 15,000 programmes.
Broadcast will also provide a one-hour session with a key member of its team to help with any questions each scholarship winner may have.

C21Media provides the following to each scholarship winner:
An annual subscription to C21Media.net (£500) and the premium Schedule Watch (£999) strand, which delivers information about the world’s broadcast schedules and programming strategies. C21 also offers a ticket to Content London (£1100), the world’s leading drama conference and development marketplace. It also includes VIP membership of ClubC21, the late-night networking club which runs at the Cannes Beach during Mip and Mipcom, plus a ticket to The International Format Awards dinner at MipFormats and Rose d’Or Awards in December. C21 will also provide a one hour session with a key member of its team to help with any questions each scholarship winner may have.

Edinburgh TV Festival provides the following to each scholarship winner:
A complimentary three-day pass and accommodation to attend one of the biggest and most prestigious media events in the UK, with 2000 senior global TV professionals attending more than 70 lectures, masterclasses and workshops. This year’s festival plays host to Hugh Laurie CBE, Kirsty Wark, Jerry Springer and Paul Feig in sessions including a Top Boy Masterclass, Equality Writes: How To Get More Women In The Room and the Edinburgh TV Awards 2019. This support is courtesy of our new charity, the TV Foundation, which partners with key industry initiatives on representation. Our key area of activity is our talent schemes, Ones to Watch and The Network, which have so far supported more than 4000 individuals. For more info see: https://www.thetvfestival.com/talent-schemes/.

EMC provides the following to each scholarship winner:
The ENTERTAINMENT MASTER CLASS will award one Master Class Scholarship to each of the two annual David Lyle Scholarship winners. Each Master Class Scholarship will cover the full €2,500 tuition fee, covering the selected candidate’s attendance in one Master Class of their own choice. 
Each year, the ENTERTAINMENT MASTER CLASS organises a series of bespoke peer-to-peer Master Classes, from and for creators, executives and entrepreneurs in television entertainment: www.entertainment-masterclass.tv. The David Lyle Scholarship winners may choose amongst the following Master Classes, as it fits their needs: 
• The Format Master Class
• The Showrunner Master Class
• The Entertainment Management Master Class

FRAPA provides the following to each scholarship winner:
1. Year Free Membership in FRAPA, with complete access to all its services, information and reports.
2. Year of mentorship from an internationally recognized FRAPA board member. This mentorship will enable the scholarship winner exclusive access to personal question-and-answer sessions, advice and introductions to other industry leaders throughout the calendar year and at various international gatherings.
3. Six (6) free complete format registrations with the exclusive FRAPA Format Registration Service (FRS)
4. Global introduction at the next FRAPA MINI SUMMIT, complete with the opportunity to present a full pitch to the gathered industry leaders
5. Profile in the FRAPA Quarterly Newsletter, plus exposure throughout all of our upcoming social media platforms.

NATPE provides the following to each scholarship winner:
An annual membership to NATPE ($195) which is the indispensable resource in the evolution of content as the conduit to connectivity, business insights and opportunity.   NATPE also offers a ticket to NATPE Miami 2020 ($1,450), the world’s largest U.S. based content marketplace + conference.  This also includes a ticket to the iconic Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards ($500) which honors the content industry’s visionaries and leaders.  NATPE will also provide the recipient to help with mentoring sessions with Board member and executive access. 

NPACT provides the following to each scholarship winner:
A series of 4 thirty-minute mentoring sessions with key NPACT member executives, plus a ticket to the Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards, celebrating the best in unscripted television and streaming content each June.

PACT provides the following to each scholarship winner:
Access to all Pact member only events which include legal, copyright, international and domestic market briefings etc . We will need to verify them on our system so they will receive the invites. These are exclusive events and are often hosted by leading UK and international TV executives and attended by leading UK independent producers so great networking opportunity as well.

Realscreen provides the following to each scholarship winner:
As a proud partner in the David Lyle Foundation, Realscreen  is honoured to offer two (2) registrations to the upcoming Realscreen Summit in New Orleans, taking place from January 27-30, 2020, at a value of US$1,750 each.

Reed Midem provides the following to each scholarship winner:
A full pass for MIPTV, the international market for content development and distribution and for MIPCOM, the world’s entertainment content market. These two-world class events take place in Cannes, one in April, the other, in October. Each registration comes with an access to the biggest online database of entertainment professionals.

TBI provides the following to each scholarship winner:
• One annual subscription to print issues of TBI Magazine
• One ticket to TBI’s Content Innovation Awards at MIPCOM and/or one ticket to Digital TV Europe’s VideoTech Innovation Awards in London
• One full day at TBI offices with one-to-one sessions with the editorial team
• One-page column in an issue of TBI