24 March 2003

IAPA Announces 2003 Scholarship Winners


San Salvador, El Salvador (March 24, 2003) - The Scholarship Fund of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has selected this years scholarship winners during the organizations Midyear Meeting in San Salvador, El Salvador, on March 21-24, 2003.

The scholarship winners are the following:

IAPA-Angel Ramos Foundation Scholarship: Nefer Muñoz (Costa Rica)

IAPA Scholarship: Elizabeth Baier (Florida)

Each year the IAPA offers scholarships for journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean to study in the United States, and for journalists in the United States to study in Latin America. The scholarship is in the amount of $13,000, plus travel expenses. Funding for these scholarships has been generously provided by the Angel Ramos Foundation and special contributions from the IAPA newspaper members.

Jaime Mantilla, from HOY newspaper in Quito, Ecuador, and Chairman of the IAPA Scholarship Fund confirmed the names of the scholarship winners during a special meeting of the IAPA Scholarship Fund in San Salvador.