May 5, 2010
On Friday, April 9, two APU students attended the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ) 2010 Swadesh DeRoy Scholarship Award Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony in Tokyo. Iqra Anugrah (APS 3, Indonesia) won a Distinguished Runner Up prize while HANS Nicholas (APS 4, Indonesia) won an Honorable Mention.
HANS Nicholas (APS 4, Indonesia)
The Swadesh DeRoy Scholarship was created to support university undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in journalism and requires students to submit an essay, video or photo entry based on a common theme. This year's theme was "NEW MEDIA versus OLD MEDIA: What Japanese youth think about the future of news in newspapers, TV and the internet".
Winning 50,000yen and 25,000yen book vouchers respectively, essays submitted by Iqra Anugrah and Hans NICHOLAS competed against students from prestigious universities around Japan and the world including Tokyo University, Temple University and The University of Leeds.
Looking back on their success, Hans NICHOLAS and Iqra Anugrah, said, "We were so glad to receive this award from the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan - one of the most respected organisations in Japanese journalism. As the only participants from Kyushu, we were proud to compete against students from around the world and this award confirms our belief that APU has an enormous pool of talent that can make positive contributions to our society. We hope that we can continue to work in this field in the near future".
These achievements by Iqra Anugrah and Hans NICHOLAS add to a string of recent essay contest achievements by APU students including SUZUKI Tamao's (APS4, Japan), IKENAGA Sosuke (APM4, Japan) and LEE Hee-Woon (APS4, Korea).
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Iqra Anugrah (APS 3, Indonesia)