Jordan Grantham is set to complete a qualification from the famed Harvard University thanks to a new scholarship.
The scholarship, awarded by the Knights of the Southern Cross, will see Mr Grantham attend an intensive format summer school to finish his graduate certificate of business communication.
"It's just a small (scholarship) but I am very lucky and grateful to the Knights of the Southern Cross," he said. "It's quite exciting to be studying under some of the leading minds in global media, government opinion and policy.
"I used to edit the (Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst's) Sandpiper newspaper but I saw the challenges facing traditional media and the one thing I am hoping to gain is an understanding on how to meet future changes.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic is likely to prevent Mr Grantham from physically getting to Harvard to study in person.
"I was really looking forward to going to Boston and doing it in person, it would be a dream come true," he said. "The current plan is online only and live via zoom. I would have loved to be there with my feet on the ground.
"Having completed some of that study remotely, this was going to be the final part of it - being on campus is the real deal. So it is a little heartbreaking but I am still so grateful because I couldn't have afforded (to complete it) without the scholarship."
Mr Grantham said he began the graduate certificate with Harvard to study under some of the best teachers in the world.
"I have studied journalism in Australia as well but I guess they're very compelling and professional, these US lecturers," he said. "I got a taste of that when took a class with Frank White who is a senior figure there and who studied under Edward Bernays who is a founder PR and marketing.
"Just to complete professional studies under high-calibre professors from the Harvard Kennedy School and who are really recognised as leaders in their field is amazing."