23 September 2008

IAPA Scholarship Fund announces applications deadline extended

MIAMI, Florida (September 23, 2008)—The Scholarship Fund of Inter American Press Association (IAPA) announced that it is extending to January 30, 2009, the deadline for submission of applications for one-year study in Latin America, the Caribbean or North America.

MIAMI, Florida (September 24, 2008)— The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship Fund announced that it is now accepting applications for scholarships for an academic year 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.

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.

The deadline for submission of applications is December 31, 2008. Scholarship recipients will be chosen during the IAPA’s Midyear Meeting to be held in Asunción, Paraguay, in March 2009.

“We invite journalism students and young working journalists to submit their application and take advantage of this opportunity to expand their knowledge,” said IAPA Scholarship Fund President Jayme Sirotsky, of the RBS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Since the Scholarship Fund was established in 1954 the program has benefited more than 400 journalists from throughout the Americas.

For details of requirements and to fill out the application forms go to our Web site: www.sipiapa.org or write to:


Zulay Dominguez

IAPA Scholarship Fund Director 1801 SW 3rd Avenue

Miami, Florida 33129


E-mail: [email protected]