Jed Mercurio Named Scholarship Partner for Screen and Film School Birmingham

27 June, 2024

We are delighted to announce our partnership with renowned writer and producer Jed Mercurio for the Jed Mercurio Future Talent Scholarship. This exclusive opportunity is open to prospective students applying to Screen and Film School Birmingham.

Jed Mercurio has earned widespread recognition for his remarkable contributions to British television. His critically acclaimed series, including “Line of Duty” and “Bodyguard”, have redefined standards in modern television drama. Mercurio’s innovative storytelling approach is enriched by his diverse background as a former physician and RAF officer, bringing a unique and compelling perspective to his role as a creative force in the television industry.

Mercurio’s screenwriting is characterised by intricate plotting, nuanced character development, and a dedication to authenticity. His exceptional body of work has earned him numerous accolades and cemented his reputation as one of the most influential figures in British television.

Applications for the Jed Mercurio Future Talent Scholarship 2024 have now closed.

The Jed Mercurio Future Talent Scholarship

Applicable to students commencing their degree in September 2024, the Jed Mercurio Future Talent Scholarship offers full tuition fees for the three-year degree programme.

The scholarship will support eligible new students enrolling in the BA (Hons) Filmmaking programme at Screen and Film School Birmingham for the 2024-2025 academic year. This opportunity is for candidates from low-income backgrounds or those belonging to groups underrepresented in higher education.

This scholarship aims to propel one promising student into the world of film and television. Jed will be seeking out aspiring filmmakers who exhibit exceptional talent in their chosen field, who demonstrate strong creative potential, and an unwavering commitment to pursuing a career in the film and television industry.

 “I’m honoured to partner with Screen and Film School Birmingham’s Future Talent Scholarship. Providing opportunities for students from underprivileged or under-represented backgrounds is essential if we are to make the arts and media as inclusive as possible.” – Jed Mercurio

Mercurio’s Role as Scholarship Partner

This scholarship is designed to nurture emerging talent, providing financial support and mentorship opportunities to help students excel in their filmmaking careers. Mercurio’s philosophy aligns perfectly with the mission of Screen and Film School Birmingham, encouraging students to develop their unique voices and remain steadfast in their creative pursuits.

Mercurio’s commitment to crafting compelling narratives and his pursuit of excellence in television make him an ideal partner for our scholarship programme. His professional journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of perseverance, innovation, and dedication to the art of storytelling, making him an inspirational figure for aspiring filmmakers.

Who can apply for the scholarship?

You can apply for the Jed Mercurio Future Talent Scholarship if you meet all the following criteria:

  • You are applying for the BA (Hons) Filmmaking degree at Screen and Film School Birmingham that starts in September 2024.
  • You are a UK national with home fee status.
  • You are from a low-income household* and/or an underrepresented group in higher education. This includes:
    • Students from a global majority background.
    • Students who have experience in care or are estranged.
    • Mature students.
    • Students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community or are from a gender-diverse background.
    • Disabled students.

* Student Finance England (SFE) also offers a full maintenance grant to students with a household income of £25,000 or less.

How to Apply

You will first need to apply for an eligible undergraduate degree course at Screen and Film School Birmingham starting in September 2024.

Once you have applied and have your applicant ID, please complete the scholarship application form below.

Applications for the Jed Mercurio Future Talent Scholarship close on 12th July 2024. Scholarships will only be awarded to those who go on to accept an offer from Screen and Film School Birmingham and complete the enrolment process.

Applications for the Jed Mercurio Future Talent Scholarship 2024 have now closed.

What happens next?

A panel will assess your application and we will contact you as soon as possible regarding the outcome. As this is a competitive process and there are a limited number of scholarships available, we strongly recommend that all applicants follow the usual processes to secure student funding. Where appropriate, successful applicants will be able to amend or cancel their request for financial support from Student Finance England once their scholarship has been awarded.

Applying for The Jed Mercurio Future Talent Scholarship will not exclude you from accessing university hardship funds or the Fair Access Fund.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

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