Deadline is May 1, 2007; scholarships available for international editors, too.
Apply for a Scholarship
The ASBPE Young Leaders Scholarship (YLS) was created to foster interest in the American Society of Business Publication Editors with younger editors who are advancing in their editorial careers. The scholarship is sponsored annually by the organization, and allows younger editors — who might otherwise be unable — to attend the ASBPE National Editorial Conference. This year’s conference is scheduled for Aug. 2–3, 2007 in New York City and will focus on digital media, achieving editorial excellence, and career enhancement. Winners will also attend the ASBPE National Awards Banquet at New York’s Roosevelt Hotel on Aug. 2.
These scholarships are open to all business editors, including print and Web. Scholarships pay the conference and hotel room costs for five worthy applicants per year. Transportation to and from the conference, any nonconference meals, and other incurred costs are the responsibility of the winners or their individual publishing companies. Winners of the award will also receive a free one-year membership to ASBPE if they are not already members.
Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
- be 30 years of age or younger (on or about August 1, 2007).
- have worked at least two years as an editor at a business magazine or the magazine’s associated Internet publication.
- be sponsored by their publication’s chief editor.
- plan to continue in the business press as a career.
- not be a past ASBPE Young Leaders Scholarship winner.
Scholarships available for international editors
The Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI) is offering an International Young Leaders Scholarship (IYLS) open to all business editors, including print and digital, who work outside of the United States.
Cosponsored by ASBPE, the scholarship’s two winners will be allowed to attend ASBPE’s National Editorial Conference in New York City, Aug. 2–3, and receive hotel accommodations for free. In addition, international scholarship winners receive a travel stipend of up to $500.
Submission requirements and criteria for the International YLS are the same as for the regular U.S. ASBPE scholarships.
Deadlines and further information
- Entries must be received by May 1, 2007.
- Scholarship winners will be notified on or before June 1, 2007. A listing of all winners will also be posted on the ASBPE Web site.
If you have questions about your submission or general questions about the scholarship, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call ASBPE Headquarters at (630) 510-4588.
Questions specifically about the international scholarship can be addressed to email@example.com.
Download an application for the YLS (160K Word doc).
Download the IYLS application. (76K PDF)