Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship

If you’re an American student studying in the US or abroad and aspire to be a foreign correspondent, we invite you to apply for one of Overseas Press Club Foundation’s 16 scholarships or fellowships.


Full Description

The Foundation chooses up to 12 scholars and provides them with the financial support they need so they could spend time at foreign agencies that are leaders among news organizations such as the Associated Press, Reuters, GroundTruth, Wall Street Journal and Forbes, as well as foreign English-language media companies like the South China Morning Post.

What’s the prize?

A $2,000 grant or funding for your overseas experience

The winners will be announced and contacted in December, and arrangements will be made for them to attend the Foundation Scholar Awards Luncheon in February 2018, which will be in New York City.

All award recipients will be required to attend this three-day event which will include a welcome reception hosted by Reuters and a day of situational awareness/risk management training for journalists.

All of the travel and hotel costs will be covered by The Foundation.


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Please email your application, and if you have any further questions, contact Jane Reilly, Executive Director, at foundation@opcofamerica.org or call 201-408-4866

Who's eligible?

Any American student studying in the US or abroad who wants to become a foreign correspondent.

Two awards are for television coverage, so they are not only for applicants who have shown impressive writing skills but also skilled photographers and videographers.

How to Apply

You should write a 500-word essay where you will concentrate on an international issue you’re interested in or an area of the world.

Make sure to be as imaginative and diverse as you can.

They are looking for students who have a strong understanding of global economic issues such as emerging markets, trade, immigration, finance and environmental impact.

You also need to submit your resume and a cover letter.

The cover letter should be autobiographical and address your interests in a particular part of the world, or how this scholarship would further your journalistic ambitions.

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