Inter American Press Association Scholarships

$20,000 for one academic year of study at a Latin American journalism school.

The Inter American Press Association was established in 1942 to defend and promote the right of the peoples of the Americas to be fully and freely informed through an independent press. This right is basic to the survival of a free society and individual liberty.

At the same time the IAPA recognized that an independent press, fundamental as it is, could not be the sole objective. Needed also was perceptive reporting that would contribute to better understanding among the countries of the Western Hemisphere.

It was for this reason that in 1954 the IAPA established a Scholarship Fund for young journalists and journalism school graduates. Under this program, U.S. and Canadian scholars spend an academic year studying and reporting in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Latin American and Caribbean scholars spend an academic year studying at a recognized U.S. or Canadian journalism school.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2021


U.S. and Canadian scholars must:

  1. Take a minimum of 3 university courses.
  2. Participate in the Scholarship Fund's Reporting Program.
  3. Undertake & submit to the Scholarship Fund a major research project.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following eligiblity requirements:

  • Be a journalist or a student in the final year of their journalism school
  • Be between 21 and 35 years old
  • Be fluent in the language they are to use during program
  • Must complete degree program before beginning the scholarship year

Application Process

Supporting documents must be sent by email to or by mail to the IAPA Scholarship Fund (3511 NW 91 Avenue, Doral, Florida 33172) by the posted application deadline.

The winners of the scholarship will be announced in April 2018 following the IAPA Midyear Meeting.

The registration form and application can be found on the scholarship's website.