To apply for the scholarship, please read the guidelines and fill out the application form below. The submission deadline for all materials is 11:59 pm, CDT, April 1, 2016.

The ASBPE Young Leaders Scholarship has been created to foster interest in the American Society of Business Publication Editors by younger B2B editors, designers, and videographers who are advancing in their editorial careers. The scholarship is sponsored annually by ASBPE, and allows younger editors, designers, and videographers – who might otherwise be unable – to attend the ASBPE National Conference. 2016’s conference will be held this summer at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. The conference contains editorial sessions and the ASPBE National Awards Banquet.

These scholarships are open to all business editors, including print and Web, as well as B2B designers and videographers. 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.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be 30 years of age or younger (on or about July 15, 2016)
  • 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

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

ASBPE Young Leaders Scholarship Application Form

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If you have any trouble with this form, please e-mail your nomination to Jessica Zemler at


Publication Name

Publishing Company




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Please upload your current resume in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

Write a short essay (500 words or less) explaining how you became involved in the business press and where you see yourself in 5-10 years.

Write a short essay (500 words or less) that shares your feelings on what you believe to be the top challenges faced by business publication editors today and your possible solutions to these challenges.

Upload a short letter from your publication’s Chief Editor supporting your candidacy in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

Upload two recent samples of your writing – may be feature, department, editorial, online, or other – or examples of your design work or video stills. If uploading writing samples, they may both be in one document, or you may upload two separate documents using this field and the field below. Please use only .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. For design work and video stills, please upload only .jpg or .png format.

If you have a second writing sample document, design example, or video still to upload, please do so here.

Please upload a high-resolution, color headshot of yourself in .pdf, .jpg or .png format.

Please submit a formal biography of yourself in 100 words or less that will be used for publication if you are selected.

If you have any trouble with this form, please e-mail your nomination to Jessica Zemler at