In past years the foundation has offered studentships at a prominent British university or business school leading to a master’s degree in some aspect of finance or economics. At present the foundation supports two MA courses in financial journalism at City University of London and New York University.


City University of London

The Marjorie Deane foundation funds studentships for City University of London’s MA course in financial journalism. From September 2017, up to four students will be backed each year by the new Marjorie Deane Intellectual Excellence Scholarships, which will cover course fees in full. The funding will also contribute to living expenses for scholarship students in financial need. For more information about these awards, including details of how to apply for them, please contact City University of London’s Department of Journalism.

The foundation also funds the Marjorie Deane Professorship in Financial Journalism at City, the first holder of which was Steve Schifferes.

New York University

The foundation provides funding for scholarships on NYU’s MA programme in business and economic reporting, an annual Marjorie Deane Lecture and Dinner held in New York and for a summer school visit to London for the students on the course. Prospective students should contact NYU for more information about scholarship awards funded by the foundation.

The foundation also funds the Marjorie Deane Professorship in Financial Journalism at NYU, the current holder of which is Stephen Solomon.

The Marjorie Deane Summer School

In addition, the foundation also provides funding for the Marjorie Deane Summer School. This involves residential trips to study journalism in other parts of the world. On the summer school programme students from City University of London currently visit New York and Shanghai and students from New York University visit London and Shanghai. In the future, the trustees hope that the summer school will be extended to include students at Fudan University in Shanghai, to enable them to make a study visit to London.

More information about the Marjorie Deane Summer School can be found on its website.



LaToya Harding (Studentship, City University of London, 2017-18)

I have always had an interest in journalism and being at the forefront of reporting news. After the EU Referendum vote and the outcome of the US Presidential election I knew there was no better time to be a journalist in London, right in the eye of the storm. Before starting my Financial Journalism MA at City, University of London I had a strong business background – after majoring in accounts and finance in my undergraduate business degree and going on to running my own company. However, I had no specific journalism experience prior to starting. The course has helped me to deepen my knowledge of finance, business and economics and I am now able to put this into rigorous reporting. I am extremely thankful to the Marjorie Deane Foundation for providing financial support, which has in turn enabled me to fully focus on getting the most out of the course and developing my skills across various media platforms.

Read more testimonials in our alumni directory.