The ACES Education Fund scholarship application is now easier to complete and is fully online. By Nov. 15, applicants should email Alex Cruden, the Fund vice president, at email@example.com with the following attachments:
- A résumé, including significant activities and honors that relate to editing.
- A brief essay, up to 500 words (and briefer is fine), on the aspects of copy editing that are and will be most important in a multimedia world.
- As many as six headlines you have written. Send these as a PDF, screengrab or other verifiable form that includes at least the first several paragraphs of the text that appeared with the headline. Or you can send a link, as long as the link will operate through the judging process. The headlines can be from any print or online publication, including student-run, as well as headlines done for class assignments.
- Three references, including their phone numbers and email addresses, from supervisors and/or faculty members, including at least one from a person with whom you have worked in a professional capacity (part-time is fine).
Cruden will forward this material to the scholarship judges around the country for their deliberations. Finalist applicants will then have one more task: taking a 45-minute online editing test. Results of the test will be added to the rest of the applicant’s entry for a final round with the same judges, who are professionals with a variety of editing backgrounds.