Call for Nominees:
2011 ASBPE Young Leaders Scholarship

Update: Application deadline is now April 1, 2011.

The ASBPE Young Leaders Scholarship was created to foster interest in the American Society of Business Publication Editors by younger editors who are advancing in their editorial careers. The scholarship is sponsored annually by ASBPE, and allows younger editors — who might otherwise be unable — to attend the ASBPE National Editorial Conference. 2011’s conference will be held Aug. 4–5 at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. The conference contains two days of intensive editorial sessions and the ASPBE National Awards Banquet.

These scholarships are open to all business editors, including print and Web. Scholarships pay the conference registration fees and hotel room costs for the winners. Transportation to and from the conference, any non-conference meals, and other incurred costs are the responsibility of the winners or their publishing companies.

Winners of the award will also receive a free one-year membership to ASBPE.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be 30 years of age or younger (on or about July 15, 2011)
  • Have worked at least 2 years as an editor at a business publication
  • Be sponsored by their publication’s chief editor
  • Plan to continue in the business press as a career
  • Not be a previous ASBPE Young Leaders Scholarship winner

Feb. 28, 2011 update: The application deadline, which was originally March 1, 2011, has been extended until April 1.

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 Leaders 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