New York, USA – Anna Nicolaou, the Munk Journalism Fellow at the University of Toronto, won an Overseas Press Club Foundation Fellowship. The $3,000 grant she was awarded will fund an internship in the Brussels bureau of Reuters this spring. The first OPC Scholar from the University of Toronto, she received the award at the Foundation’s 2014 Annual Scholarship Luncheon held at the Yale Club in New York City. Acclaimed foreign correspondent Kimberley Dozier, now an intelligence writer for The Associated Press, was the keynote speaker.
Nicolaou was among 14 aspiring foreign correspondents selected by a panel of leading journalists from a pool of 175 applicants from 65 different colleges and universities. In her winning essay, the graduate of McGill University wrote about the very public spat between Germany and the U.S. over Germany’s continuing glide on a weak euro, buoyed by its out-sized surplus.
Nicolaou was the recipient of the Standard & Poor’s Award for Economic and Business Reporting. She received from the award from Sam Stovall, S&P Chief Equities Strategist.
The award winners were also honored with a reception at Reuters the night before the luncheon, hosted by Reuters’ president and editor-in-chief Stephen Adler, and they met with foreign editors of The Associated Press at AP headquarters in New York City. They also met privately with Dozier and with the executive editor of GlobalPost in a special breakfast held the morning of the awards presentation.
The OPC Foundation is the nation’s largest and most visible scholarship program encouraging aspiring journalists to pursue careers as foreign correspondents. Media organizations at the luncheon included AP, Bloomberg, CBS News, Financial Times, GlobalPost, Reuters, and The Wall Street Journal.
For more information on the OPC Foundation and its scholarship program, see http://www.overseaspressclubfoundation.org/.