|IAPA Announces 2009 Scholarship Winners|
Miami (March 16, 2009) - The Scholarship Fund Board of Governors of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has selected this years scholarship winners during the Midyear Meeting in Asunción, Paraguay, on March 13 -16, 2009.
The scholarship winners are:
Aaron Michael Nelsen, Omaha, Nebraska
Maria Alejandra Lacruz, Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Each year the IAPA offers scholarships for journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean to study in the United States, and for journalists in the United States and Canada to study in Latin America. The scholarship includes financial aid and travel expenses. Funding for these scholarships has been provided by special contributions from the IAPA newspaper members.
Carlos Salinas Vice President of the Scholarship Fund Board of Governors, from Diario de Coahuila, México, and Treasurer Silvia Miró Quesada, from El Comercio, Lima, Perú, confirmed the names of the scholarship winners during a special meeting of the IAPA Scholarship Fund Board of Governors in Asuncion, Paraguay.