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. Please click here to see the complete report presented to the Permanent Council on October 17, 2011 (document: CP/doc.4664/11).