Due Date: September 30, 2018

Applications are open for the Foreign Press Scholarship Awards for College Student of Journalism 2018 The Scholarship Awards add to the advancement of the next generation of global press reporters.

Scholarship awards will exist in 2 classifications: print and multi-media. The application needs the submission of a commentary on a topic picked by the Awards Committee.

Established in 1918, the Foreign Press Association is the earliest association of reporters in the United States of America, and the 2nd on the planet. The Foreign Press Association Scholarship Awards wased established on the 75 th Anniversary of FPA’s development to motivate the pursuit of a profession in journalism by the next generation of foreign reporters.


  • Money scholarships varying from $2,500 to $10,000(USD), will be granted.

A neutral panel of reporters, editors, publishers, media directors, and other experts will pick the winning awards. Scholarship Recipients will be welcomed to get their awards at the FPA’s Centennial Gala occasion, participated in by an audience of worldwide influencers in organisation, foreign affairs and media, on Thursday, 1st November, 2018 in New York City City.


  • Open to people who are foreign nationals having actually finished throughout 2018 or who will be registered in a graduate journalism program in the United States of America throughout 2018;-LRB- **************).
  • Held or holding an F-1 or J-1 Visa throughout 2018;-LRB- **************).
  • Show an interest and dedication to global affairs reporting.

Evaluating Requirements

Applications will be evaluated on:

  • The submission reaction to the Op-Ed concern.
  • A brief declaration detailing how you will use your FPA Scholarship Award.

Application Files

Please consist of all the following files with your application. Applications without the following files will not be thought about.

  • Evidence of registration in a graduate research studies course in Journalism throughout 2018
  • A copy of the identity page of your passport, and your F-1 or J-1 Visa
  • 2 (2) examples just of released work (print and/or multimedia) which show your interest and dedication to global affairs. Examples not in English should be equated. Printed posts will not go beyond 1000 words and multi-media will not go beyond 15 minutes
  • 2 referrals:.
    • A teacher at your school of journalism in the U.S.A. throughout 2018
    • An editor with whom you have actually worked
  • A curriculum vitae detailing all scholarships and fellowships.


Candidates should:

  • Offer, either an Op-Ed, (optimum 750 words), or in a multimedia format, (not surpassing 5 minutes seeing time, together with a summary of the multimedia discussion), a submission in response to the following:

As the Foreign Press Association commemorates the 100 th Anniversary of its starting in 1918, rely on the media and its function as the 4th estate are being challenged by those identifying stories or channels they disagree with, “Phony News.”

Bring into play your experiences in your house nation and the U.S.A., is the concept that the media is the 4th estate still appropriate?

Aiming to the future, exactly what do you view as the function and obligations of specific reporters to keep the general public’s rely on the media as an organization?

* KEEP IN MIND: “When describing 4th estate, you are describing reporters as a whole. The 4th estate incorporates all those who report the news. The very first usage of the term was by Edmund Burke in 1787 throughout a dispute in parliament. It is utilized to emphasize the liberty of journalism, not to be puzzled with the term “4th branch” which proposes that they are not devoid of the federal government. Journalism is called the 4th estate in the United States normally since they observe the political procedure. They do this to make sure the individuals do not make use of the democratic system. They play an essential function in the result of political problems and prospects. This is where the media is typically called the 4th branch of the federal government rather of the 4th estate. It can be a questionable term depending upon the ideas of those utilizing it.” (* SOURCE: Journalism Encyclopedia)

  • Make up a one-page declaration suggesting how a scholarship award will benefit their profession strategies and goals. (Indicate why financial assistance is required, and list all scholarships and fellowships you have actually gotten to your research studies in the United States).
  • Present proof of registration in a graduate program of journalism throughout 2018
  • Submit letters of referral from both:.
    • A teacher at the school of journalism throughout 2018,
    • An editor of their just recently released work.
  • Send 2 samples of released or relayed work. (If in a foreign language, please send out an English translation).
  • Send a curriculum vitae. Detail scholastic background and previous experience in journalism.
  • Just candidates with F-1 and J-1 Visas throughout 2018 are qualified for factor to consider. Please supply a copy of the paperwork. Trainees of U.S.A. citizenship are not qualified for FPA scholarships.
  • Verify, on an honor basis, that a report will be sent on making use of the scholarship award prior to the very first anniversary of the award, together with a summary of subsequent profession advancement.

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For additional information, go to FPA Scholarship Award

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