2011 OPC Foundation Scholars Luncheon
The OPC Foundation has a broad mandate to improve the media’s understanding of international issues and to raise the quality of news-gathering efforts in covering the world.
The most tangible expression of this charter is a scholarship/internship program for undergraduate and graduate students in American colleges and universities, who aspire to become foreign correspondents. Graduate and undergraduate students, studying at American colleges and universities applied for one of twelve $2,000 scholarships to be awarded by the Overseas Press Club Foundation.
About 165 applications from more than 55 different colleges were received in a very competitive year (see winners). The awards will be presented at the annual Scholarship Luncheon. Executive Editor and Vice President of GlobalPost Charles M. Sennott will give the keynote address.