NEW YORK — The Foreign Press Association Scholarship Fund, established in 1993 on the 75th anniversary of the Foreign Press Association, announced May 13 that Indian American Tusha Mittal of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism was among the four 2015 recipients of its annual Scholarship Awards.
The awards reception was held May 21 at the University Club in Manhattan and was attended by past and present scholarship winners, leaders from graduate schools of journalism, FPA members, corporate supporters, and representatives from the communications, business and government communities.
The FPA Scholarship Fund has been contributing to the development of the next generation of international reporters for two decades.
Mittal was previously a recipient of the 2015 OPC Foundation Scholarship.
Already an accomplished journalist in her native India, Mittal wrote about the Maoist conflict in eastern India, and its brutal human toll. In her essay, she discussed a prisoner exchange involving 14 innocent indigenous women.
Born and raised in Calcutta, she is a graduate of DePauw University and speaks Hindi and Bengali.