11 January 2021

IAPA launches call for 2021 Scholarships

The program is open to journalists from the Americas

Miami (January 12, 2021) - The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship Commission invites journalists from the Americas to apply for its Scholarship Program for postgraduate studies.

The scholarships consist of a stipend of up to US $ 10,000 thousand, in addition to travel expenses. Since 1954, the IAPA has awarded scholarships to more than 400 journalists in the Americas.

Gilberto Urdaneta, president of the Scholarship Commission, said that "despite the fact that the pandemic has affected the work of the press throughout the hemisphere, as well as academic work, the IAPA does not give up its efforts to encourage study and professional development ".

Urdaneta, publisher of El Regional del Zulia, Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela, said that, among the requirements, applicants must be between 21 and 35 years old and that the universities selected to study must be located in countries of the Americas. He added that Latin American students can not only choose universities in the United States, but also those that are accredited by the Latin American Council for Accreditation of Education in Journalism (CLAEP). Students from the United States and Canada can opt for universities in Latin America.

In this link you can register and read about the requirements and documentation that is needed to access the IAPA Scholarship Program. The process is open from today until March 30, 2021.

The jury of the Program is made up of members of the IAPA Scholarship Commission. The announcement of the winners of these scholarships will be made in May, after the IAPA Midyear Assembly.

For more information and questions, please write to [email protected].

The IAPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and expression in the Americas. It is made up of more than 1,300 publications from the Western Hemisphere; and is based in Miami, United States.