The Foreign Press Association is now accepting applications for the 2023 Foreign Press Association Scholarship Awards from foreign students having graduated during 2023 or who will be studying in a graduate journalism program in the United States of America during 2023.
Application Deadline: 1st October 2023
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: International
To be taken at (country): USA
About the Award: Founded in 1918, the Foreign Press Association (“FPA”) is the oldest association of journalists in the United States of America, and the second in the world. The Foreign Press Association Scholarship Awards (“FPASA”) was founded on the 75th Anniversary of FPA’s formation to encourage the pursuit of a career in journalism by the next generation of foreign correspondents.
The Foreign Press Association Scholarship Awards contribute to the development of the next generation of international reporters.
Eligibility: Eligible to apply for scholarships are only those who are:
professional journalists originated from foreign countries ( U.S. citizens are not eligible to apply)
they are currently enrolled in any Master’s level program in any US-based academic institution OR they graduated from any Master’s level program of any US-based academic institution at any time in the year 2023.
Applicants must meet the visa status requirements of their academic program.
The purpose of our annual scholarships is to support foreign journalists in the U.S. to enhance their skills through graduate-level programs of U.S.-based academic institutions in areas that are fundamental for their work as professional journalists in a rapidly changing global media environment.
Master’s level studies, which will be considered for support, include BUT ARE NOT RESTRICTED to journalism, media relations, communications, film, videography, photography, visual arts, and other fields.
Selection Criteria: Every year, a special Awards Committee appointed by the Foreign Press Association, (“FPA”), seeks out appropriate scholarship awardees based on the following criteria:
- Will be attending or attended a U.S. graduate school of journalism during 2022.
- A record of excellence.
- A citizen of a foreign country.
- In need of financial aid.
Selection: Applications will be judged on:
1. The submission response to the Op-Ed question.
2. A short statement detailing how you will utilize your FPA Scholarship Award.
An impartial panel of journalists, editors, publishers, media directors, and other professionals will select the winning awards.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: Cash scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 (USD), will be awarded.
How to Apply:
- The application requires the submission of a commentary on a subject matter decided upon by the Awards Committee.
- Scholarship awards will be presented in two categories: print and multi-media.
- Applications will be adjudicated on the response to an opinion-editorial question.
It is important to go through application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see Link below) before applying.