From an impressive field of applicants, the Education Fund of the American Copy Editors Society has awarded five college students with 2012-13 scholarships.
The winners are Alexandria Baca of the University of Missouri; Mike Cirelli, Otterbein University; Ashley Dye, Ball State University; Melisa Easaw, The College of New Jersey, and Katie Fennelly, University of Nebraska.
As the top candidate among the applicants, Baca was named the Aubespin scholar and given $2,500. Other winners each received $1,000.
In addition, each winner is eligible for free registration to ACES’ 2013 National Conference in St. Louis, plus up to $500 for conference travel expenses. Four of the five gratefully expect to attend.
Applicants were judged on their editing abilities and commitment to copy editing as a career, as demonstrated through their multi-faceted applications and a copy-editing test.