January 31, 2020

NewsDoc Student William Martin Awarded Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award

William Martin standing with Munduruku people

In his application essay, William wrote about how wildfires in the rain forest are endangering the Munduruku people, an indigenous tribe in Northern Brazil. This summer he plans to return to Brazil to film potential solutions to their plight.

William Martin Delivering Speech

William Martin (right) at Foundation's 2020 Annual Scholar Awards Luncheon

The OPC Foundation provides scholarships for students who aspire to become foreign correspondents. William is one of 16 students to receive the award.

Read more on OPCFoundation.org

Watch William’s Acceptance Speech