Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Call for nominees: 2006 ASBPE Young Leaders Scholarship

Deadline for entries is April 28.

The ASBPE Young Leaders Scholarship has been 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 July 20-21, 2006 in Chicago. The conference contains two days of intensive editorial sessions.

Winners will also attend the ASBPE National Awards Banquet at the Embassy Suites Hotel on July 20. This dinner banquet honors the best in the business press, including the announcement of the annual ASBPE Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

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 (as of July 19, 2006).
  • 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.

Download an entry form (164K Word doc).

The deadline for entry is April 28, 2006. Scholarship winners will be notified on or before May 19, 2006. A listing of all winners will also be posted on the ASBPE website. If you have questions about your submission or general questions about the scholarship, please email them to or call ASBPE headquarters at (630) 510-4588.

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