Miami (May 10, 2018) – The Inter American Press Association announced today the two winners of its annual scholarship for post-graduate study in the United States and Canada; journalists Paulina Angarita Meneses of Colombia and Karina Montoya of Peru.
Both are digital specialists. Montoya has been a senior analyst on the prestigious news magazine Semana Económica of Lima. Angarita Meneses co-edited at Colombia's leading national daily, El Tiempo in Bogota.
IAPA's Scholarship Fund, presided over by María Catalina Saieh, Copesa, Chile, noted that the scholarship winners combine formidable characteristics of editorial skills, leadership and professional vision.
Angarita Meneses was accepted at Centennial College, Toronto, for its Master's program in interactive media management. Upon graduation, she plans to return to Bogota and possibly launch a website dedicated to monitoring the peace process between the government, the former FARC guerrilla, and Colombian citizens.
Montoya will enter the Master's program in Journalism at Columbia University, New York City, specializing in business and economic reporting. She plans to return to Lima and possibly write a book about ''Operation Car Wash,'' the Brazilian corruption case and specifically its effect on business in Peru.
Each scholarship consists of a $20,000 award and related costs.
Since its establishment in 1954, IAPA has awarded scholarships to more than 400 reporters in the Americas.
For additional details about award requirements and application forms, visit this link.
The IAPA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and of expression in the Americas. It is made up of more than 1,300 publications from throughout the Western Hemisphere and is based in Miami, Florida.