Foreign Press Association Scholarship Fund Announces 2016 Award Winners


NEW YORK, May 16, 2016
The Foreign Press Association Scholarship Fund, established in 1993 on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Foreign Press Association, today announced the 2016 recipients of its annual Scholarship Awards.

The FPA Scholarship Awards will take place at an a awards reception on Thursday May 19th in New York.

The five winners are international students currently enrolled at graduate schools of journalism in the United States.

The students were asked to submit an OP-ED on the following,
“The 2016 Presidential election cycle has been largely defined by non-traditional candidates from outside the Washington mainstream.

How important a role has the media played in the rise of these candidates in the U.S., and how much has the international coverage of these political figures shaped perceptions of the U.S. election process in your home country?”

“The quality of the submissions we received continues to demonstrate the exceptional caliber of international students at leading US graduate schools of journalism,” said David P. Michaels, President of the Foreign Press Association.”

The submissions from the Awardees reflect both concern about the way the media has covered the election and an affirmation that the U.S. electoral process, and coverage of it, offered important lessons for their home countries.”

Foreign Press Association Scholarship Fund Awards:
OP-ED: Written

First Prize:         Aleksandr Gorbachev, Russia,
Missouri Graduate School of Journalism

Second Prize:     Roberto Capocelli, Italy,
City University of New York

Third Prize (joint):
Dien Luong, Vietnam,
Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

Jennifer Ehidimen, Nigeria,
Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

OP-ED: Multimedia
Bayer Foreign Press Association Scholarship Fund Award in Multimedia:
Shachar Peled, Israel, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

The Scholarship Fund Awards are made possible through the generous financial support of major corporations that include UPS, Bloomberg, Daimler and Bayer.

For more information regarding the FPA Scholarship Fund
or attending the Awards on Thursday May 19th,
please contact Camilla Hellman
e.   t. 212-729 0127

About the FPA
Established in 1918, the Foreign Press Association is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization representing international journalists in the U.S.  The association provides orientation and networking opportunities including news making and educational events that join journalists with political and business leaders, here and abroad.


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