To help young editors, reporters, freelancers, designers and videographers who are just starting their B2B media careers, ASBPE started the annual Young Leader Scholarship in 2001. The scholarship allows younger professionals — who might otherwise be unable — to attend ASBPE’s National Conference.
Scholarships pay the cost to attend the national conference, including registration fees and hotel room costs, for up to five U.S. applicants. Transportation, non-conference meals and other incurred costs are the responsibility of the winners or their publishing companies. Qualifications for the scholarship include the following:
- Applicant must be 30 years of age or younger (as of the application deadline).
- Applicant must have worked at least two years in a B2B media role for a business-to-business publication.
- Candidacy must be sponsored by the applicant’s chief editor.
- Applicant must plan to continue in the business press as a career.
- Applicant may not be a past ASBPE Young Leaders Scholarship winner.
The ASBPE Foundation will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Young Leader Scholarship in Fall 2023. Use our contact form to reach out to Amy Fischbach, immediate past president of the ASBPE Educational Foundation, for more information.
What do previous Young Leaders Scholarship Winners have to say?
“I learned the most from the real in-depth sessions, such as the 20 big ideas session and the 21st century workflow session. I think the most valuable part of the experience was meeting the other Young Leaders and also being able to network with others who belong to the ASBPE at the national convention.” – Jessica Zemler
“The list of valuable ideas I learned at the ASBPE conference is endless. Every day, I’m sharing and applying ideas to my publications. From the new social media opportunities, to artistic, award-winning methods for presenting technical materials, the educational sessions were priceless. I appreciated the lessons learned from the award-winning and veteran editors, to the new inventive ideas from the other Young Leaders. No doubt, this was a business publishing experience that I will appreciate for a lifetime.” – Michelle Hucal
“The ASBPE Editorial conference is a great opportunity to learn from the best and the brightest. The best part of the Young Leader Scholarship is the opportunity to meet and interact with other up-and-coming editors, to share ideas, experiences and perspectives. The scholarship also provides a unique opportunity to get high-level leadership and editorial training.” – Jeffrey Lee