MIAMI, Florida (March 11, 2013)—The Board of Governors of the Scholarship Fund of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today announced the names of four journalists awarded 2013 scholarships for postgraduate studies.
The scholarship recipients are Nadia Constanza Mella Politis, Santiago, Chile; Karla Mendes de Sousa, Minas Gerais, Brasil; Sarah Peter, Castries, Saint Lucia; and Maya María Kroth, of San Ysidro, California.
The IAPA each year offers scholarships to journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean to do postgraduate studies in the United States or Canada and journalists from the United States and Canada to study in Latin America. The award includes a financial stipend and airfare from country of origin. The scholarships are funded by special contributions from IAPA member newspapers.
The announcement was made during the IAPA’s recent Midyear Meeting in Puebla, México, by the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Scholarship Fund, Gerardo Garcia Gamboa of the Merida, Mexico, newspaper “Novedades de Merida”.
The IAPA Scholarship Fund, established in 1954, offers young journalists the experience of carrying out postgraduate studies outside their countries for one year, thus contributing to a better understanding among the nations of the Western Hemisphere.