Josh is a senior at the University of Missouri, where he is assistant news editor of the Columbia Missourian. He had a Dow Jones internship in summer 2010 at the Wall Street Journal and was an editorial intern last summer at Standard & Poor’s. He also won an ACES scholarship last year. Judges thought his headlines were by far the strongest of any candidate’s, they were impressed with his editing example, and they gave him bonus points for his involvement with ACES. He even quotes Merrill Perlman’s Phoenix conference speech in his essay, which is headlined, “If the copy editor is dead, is this heaven?”
This year’s scholarship at a glance
Who is eligible?
College juniors or seniors, graduate students and college graduates. You must have been in school for at least one full term or enrolled for such during the period summer 2012 through spring 2013. Previous scholarship winners are not eligible.
How much is awarded?
One $2,500 Aubespin Award and four $1,000 awards; each winner will also receive free registration and up to $500 for travel for the ACES 2013 conference in St. Louis.
What are the award criteria?
A commitment to a career in copy editing; exemplary work and academic achievement; recommendations from teachers and work supervisors.
What is the deadline?
The deadline to apply is Nov. 15, 2012.
Need more information?
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