U.S. announces study grant on new media for young Pinoy students
MANILA, July 31 (PIA) -- The United States Embassy in Manila is now accepting nominations for a study grant in the U.S. for Filipino citizens.
In a statement, Cultural Affairs Specialist for American Studies Tony Perez said the 2013 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on New Media in Journalism Program is addressed to Filipino students between 18 and 25 years.
Aside from enhancing their leadership skills, Perez said the program will also provide student leaders with a deeper understanding of U.S. The program will also include topics in journalism and other components such as U.S. history, government and foreign policy, and American life and culture.
The institute will take place over the course of five weeks in the American summer of 2013, Perez said.
The U.S. government will pay for the participantsâ€™ expenses including round-trip airfare, accommodation and health insurance. Competition is merit-based, and Filipinos from modest or "non-elite" backgrounds are welcome to apply.
Perez said the deadline for nomination is not later than October 1, 2012.
He added all nominations must be sent through electronic mail to Teen San Jose, Cultural Affairs Assistant at "AndradeMKP@state.gov" and copy furnished to his e-mail address at "PerezAS@state.gov."
Nomination format is as follows:
A. TITLE OF INSTITUTE: "2011 STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTE FOR STUDENT LEADERS ON "NEW MEDIA IN JOURNALISM"
B. NOMINEE'S FULL NAME, EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS ON HIS/HER PASSPORT:
D. DATE OF BIRTH: Month, Date, Year
E. CITY OF BIRTH:
F. COUNTRY OF BIRTH:
G. COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP:
H. COUNTRY OF RESIDENCY:
I. MEDICAL, PHYSICAL, DIETARY, OR OTHER PERSONAL CONSIDERATIONS:
J. COMPLETE HOME ADDRESS, WITH AREA CODE
TELEPHONE AND MOBILE NUMBERS:
K. SCHOOL ADDRESS, WITH AREA CODE:
L. CURRENT YEAR AND MAJOR:
M. SCHOOL, EXTRACURRICULAR, VOLUNTEER WORK, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES:
N. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN THE U.S., INCLUDING CITIES AND STATES, DATES, AND PURPOSE OF TRAVEL:
O. IMMEDIATE FAMILY RESIDING IN THE U.S., INCLUDING CITIES AND STATES:
P. EVIDENCE OF ENGLISH FLUENCY: Fluent, personal interview
Q. NOMINEE'S PERSONAL ESSAY (ONE-PAGER):
R. STATEMENT BY NOMINEE'S INSTITUTION JUSTIFYING PARTICIPATION OF NOMINEE IN THE INSTITUTE (ONE-PAGER):
S. CLEAR, SCANNED IMAGE OF NOMINEE'S PASSPORT.
NOTE: DO NOT INCLUDE UNNECESSARY ATTACHMENT TO THE NOMINATION.
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