Annual Report's Summary

The Rowe Fund is the student loan program of the General Secretariat of the OAS (the GS/OAS).  This trust fund was established in 1948 for the purpose of providing financial assistance in the form of interest-free student loans to citizens of Latin American and Caribbean member countries of the OAS, who are studying or wish to pursue studies in the United States.  It also provides loans to OAS staff members under specified conditions.

The Fund’s endowment has been entrusted to the Permanent Council since 1948 and is administered by a Committee comprising representatives of four member states selected by the Permanent Council, and the Secretary General. 


"Although I had a full scholarship, the Rowe Fund helped me to cover living expenses as I had my family with me. Without the Rowe Fund, it would have been very difficult to finish my studies. I always recommend the Rowe Fund to all my friends."

V. Molina from Ecuador

Master in Information Technology

Arizona State University