MIAMI, Florida (April 17, 2017)—The Board of Governors of the Scholarship Fund of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today announced Argentine journalist María Elena Candia Romano to be the winner of the 2017 scholarship for postgraduate studies.
She holds a Master's degree in Journalism from the Torcuato Di Tella University and a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Belgrano. She has been an analyst at the Buenos Aires, Argentina, newspaper La Nación, and at Terra, Infobae and JP Morgan, with studies in French at La Sorbonne university, Paris. Currently she is undergoing studies at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
The announcement was made after the IAPA's recent Midyear Meeting in Antigua, Guatemala, by the chair of the Scholarship Fund Board of Governors, María Catalina Saieh of Grupo Copesa, Chile, who congratulated the winner and said that "the IAPA every year invites young journalists of the Americas to submit their application to the scholarship program and take advantage of the opportunity for professional training."
The IAPA Scholarship Fund, established in 1954, offers young journalists the opportunity to carry out postgraduate studies outside of their country for one year, contributing to a wider understanding among the Americas. The scholarship includes a financial stipend and airfare from the country of origin. The funds for the grant of this scholarship are made up of special contributions from IAPA member newspapers.