RTDNF Canada and Cottage Life Magazine announce Digital News Scholarship and Internship 

TORONTO – October 4, 2022 – The Radio Television Digital News Foundation of Canada (RTDNF) and Cottage Life are pleased to present a new Digital News Scholarship and internship for the Summer of 2023. The RTDNF–Cottage Life Digital News Scholarship and Internship features a $4,000 scholarship and three-month-long summer hybrid or remote internship placement with Toronto-based Cottage Life.

The summer placement would include one-to-one mentorship with senior leaders on the Cottage Life editorial team, says Megan McPhaden, Managing Editor of Cottage Life.

“This award is an opportunity for the student to get both on-the-job work experience with an award-winning media brand and mentorship from seasoned editors who have helped develop some of Canada’s premier writers,” said McPhaden. “Cottage Life is a unique brand in the Canadian media landscape in that we have a magazine, consumer shows, a television channel, podcast, and a robust digital presence.”

The RTDNF–Cottage Life Digital News Scholarship and Internship is open to any student enrolled in a college or university journalism or communications program in Canada.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Cottage Life to help students jump-start their careers,” says Brian Daly, President of the RTDNF. “We also believe the scholarship component is critical, given these tough financial times.”

For entry details go here: RTDNF Canada Scholarships.


The RTDNF Canada was established by the RTDNA Canada in 1978 to offer financial assistance to journalism students in Canada.

Last year, nine scholarships were awarded to Canadian students, bringing the total amount awarded to students by RTDNF Canada to more than $372,500.

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