American Copy Editors Society

American Copy Editors Society (ACES) Copy Editing Scholarship

There are multiple $2,500 awards provided every year.  Student who are not chosen as Aubespin scholars are automatically qualified to compete for American Copy Editors Society’s (ACES) other scholarship prizes of $1,000 each.  This scholarship is available to undergraduate students beginning their junior or senior year, graduate students, and graduating students who are taking full-time copy editing internships or jobs.

Academic Disciplines/Professional Aspirations: Journalism.

Award: This is for use during junior, senior, or graduate years.  This scholarship is not renewable.  Number: The number of scholarships awarded varies.  Amount: The amount of the scholarships awarded is $1,000 to $2,500.

Requirements for Eligibility: The applicant is required to be enrolled or anticipating to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university, and should demonstrate an interest in writing.  The applicant is required to have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.  This scholarship is available only to United States citizens.

Requirements for Application: The applicant has to enter a competition, application, list of course work related to copy editing, essay composition, personal references,  copies of five to ten headlines,  and a copy of a story edited by the applicant.  Deadline: November 15.


Kathy Schenk, Assistant Managing Editor
American Copy Editors Society
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 333 West State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone:  414-224-2237

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