ASBPE Now Accepting Applications for 2007 Conference Scholarship
ASBPE is now accepting applications for its Young Leaders Scholarship (YLS), which helps editors who are 30 years old and younger attend the ASBPE National Editorial Conference, Aug. 2–3 in New York City, including the ASBPE National Awards Banquet on Aug. 2. The scholarships pay the conference and hotel-room costs for up to five applicants each year. Winners also receive a free one-year membership to ASBPE if they're not members already.
Last year, local editor Sarah Lourie was one of the winners. Another 2006 scholarship winner, Shabnam Mogharabi, won the ASBPE Barr Award -- a “best in class” prize that goes to the individual writer and comes with a $500 cash award -- the first time a current YLS winner won that honor.
The scholarship is a great program, and I encourage young editors to apply. Editorial managers may want to encourage young editors on their staffs to apply as well. (The application requires a brief letter of support from the applicant's chief editor.) This year's conference is nearby, in New York City, so transportation costs to and from the conference --which are paid by the winners or their publishing companies -- will be minimal, so it's an especially good year for New England editors to apply.
Young Leaders Scholarship details.