Inter American Press Association Scholarship Fund announces applications deadline extended

The Scholarship Fund of Inter American Press Association (IAPA) announced that it is extending to February 15, 2007, the deadline for submission of applications for one-year study in Latin America, the Caribbean or North America. The $20,000 scholarship is for tuition for one academic year to enable those from Latin America or the Caribbean to study in recognized journalism schools in the United States or Canada, while those from North America can choose among Latin American or Caribbean universities.
Eligibility: Applicants should be working journalists or senior year journalism students aged 21 to 35 with a working knowledge of the language of the country in which they would be studying. Scholarship recipients will be chosen during the IAPA’s Midyear Meeting to be held in Cartagena, Colombia, in March 2007. Since the Scholarship Fund was established in 1954 the program has benefited more than 400 journalists from throughout the Americas.
Contact: Zulay Dominguez Chirinos, IAPA Scholarship Fund Director, 1801 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33129. E-mail:


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