Inter American Press Association Scholarship Fund

Approximately five scholarships are awarded annually to working newspeople and journalism graduates for six to nine months of study in Latin America. Applicants must be between 21 and 35 years of age and must speak fluent Spanish or Portuguese and be natives of the U.S. or Canada. Where experience and skill are prime qualifiers, three years of print journalism are required. Where professional experience is minimal, a journalism degree is required. United States and Canadian scholars receive $13,000 and health insurance; Latin American and Caribbean scholars receive $13,000, health insurance and round trip airfare for the year. Deadline for application is Dec. 31. For information, write to Scholarship Fund, Inter American Press Association Inc., 2911 N.W. 39th St., Miami, FL 33142 or call 305-376-3522; www.sipiapa.org/otheractivities/scholarships.cfm.

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