Can you write persuasively? Then apply for this $3,000 grant

Students who like writing news have a shot at getting funding for school

Students who are looking to become news editors can apply with the American Copy Editing Society to get this grant for college

Are you currently enrolled with a traditional or online degree and are looking for student grants to pay for your studies? If that’s the case and you’re also in the field of editing, then we have a very interesting proposition for you.

While offline online degree programs in editing aren’t exactly common, there are student grants available designed to offer support for individuals looking to pursue this career. And if so far you had a rough time finding one specifically targeted for students of this discipline then you have come to the right place.

You see, in what follows we are going to share with you, one such opportunity which you should definitely not skip over. The American Copy Editor’s Society is looking to award a few scholarships to college juniors, seniors or graduate students with an interest in copy editing.

The ACES Education Fund will award a $3,000 scholarship, in addition to the $2,500 Aubesin scholarship. Four smaller $1,500 grants will also be offered.

But to apply for this grant, you will have to spend some time gathering and writing up an application worthy of impressing the judges. Be warned, that this is not an application you can finish in a few hours. It requires lots of work and dedication, so if you don’t have the time available we recommend you skip it and look for something simpler to take up.

Anyway, for those who love copy editing work and really want to apply for this grant here’s what you need to do. First off you need to write an original essay of 500 words or fewer on how you fine-tuned your ear as editor starting from a quote by Bill Walsh “a finely tuned ear is at least as important as formal grammar.”

Once you’re done with that, go ahead and choose a news piece. Edit the first paragraph of the news article by re-writing it in order to make it clear and more reader-engaging (in your view) without skipping on any of the important details.

But wait there’s more, the scholarship program also has you write a headline using no more than eight words for three pieces of news. Get your creativity juices flowing, if you want to get noticed!

Aside from tackling the creative aspect, applicants need to submit their resume which has to put an emphasis on academic achievement and exemplary work in edition. It would be wise to include proof of achievements, activities and interests.

Last but not least (finally, right?) you have to include a total of three letters of references (from instructors or work supervisors) with your application.

We realize it’s a lot of documentation, not to mention the time you’ll spend writing, but as student of copy editing you can consider this application as practical work. You have until November 15, 2017 to apply for this grant and that’s two months away.

So we suggest that you start working on your application now, if you want to make the deadline.

57 thoughts on “Can you write persuasively? Then apply for this $3,000 grant”

  1. Am Nakubulwa Margaret aged 21years and am Ugandan doing social work at Nsamizi institute of social development year two in Uganda and am looking for a sponsor to support me and complete my second year. I will be happy if my request is put in to consideration.

  2. Pls can a Nigerian study law outside the country and come back to practice it here and also scholarships to apply for to study law overseas

  3. I am a kenyan guy 22yrs old currently in university of Eldoret pursuing criminology & security studies i humble ask for scholarship to help me finish my course nicely. please consider my request positively.Thanks.

  4. I am a Gambian,19 years old i want to study Mechanical Engineering.I really want my request to be considered.

  5. My interest is in petroleum engineering since childhood and im hopeful to advance my dreams to a stable career

  6. Dear sir/ma i am a script writer that is my talent, but i am a science student i have three B3 and six credit on my weac result is due to financial constraints i have not further my education; i will be greatful to (God) and your intire company if i will be granted this scholarship!

  7. am a ugandan 22yrs interested in pursing medicine.
    I will be grateful if my request meets the kind consideration

  8. Please I\’m 22 years and I\’m interested in persuing information technology. I will be glad if my request is considered

  9. i am abel from Eritrea and i want to have my masters degree in electrical and electronics engineering,so please grant me a funded scholarship

  10. Hi,I am rizwan Amjad from pakistan ,I want to study in climatology because this is the need of the modern era and for less developed countries like pakistan .so please grant me a funded scholarship. Thanks.

  11. Am Okuja Moses Andrew from uganda so passionate about bussines courses so put me also under consideration

  12. I am 22 years of age born and raised in the great republic of Somali but currently staying in Kenya .
    kindly regard my request with special consideration

  13. Am 23 years old and am from Nigeria but I live in Ghana and I have been independent since 19 years old am currently paid for my college tuition ( first semester) by my self… please i have struggled a lot all alone if you will give me a chance on this beautiful opportunity to study and graduate in order to help my younger once in future that will be a life changing for me

  14. name is Rosalia and iam the first child of four. My mom is a single mom with no job and is depending on me to further my studies. I just finished high school and i dd really well. I would therefore like to persue in medicine. Please help me.

  15. Gooe day all. I\’m celestine Ememe I write for this grant is to go ahead with my education in life .and be that hero my country and my family want me to be.thanks to you all God bless you all.

  16. Hie. I am nyasha mlambo the first child of two children. I am very passionate about business law and would like to study. Please put me under consideration.

  17. I am Rose John Ruzabila, I need a Scholarship for studying Bachelor Degree of Divinity in Uganda East Africa, please Consider me in my 57 Age so I have Strong to take my all studies then to Continue my work as Children Coordinator who provide good teachings for Children and their Teachers because they are Church and Nation of today and tomorrow.

  18. hi i am anteneh i need this chance i want to study in architecture so pls grant me funded scholarship thank you

  19. I\’m Mohamed Abdo. I\’m Somali I am first year student at Simad University. I need some money to complete my bachelor.
    I will be glad if my request is considered

  20. My name is Asaye Liknaw from Ethiopia and graduated from Addis Ababa University with a master of arts in Management of vocational education, i am a student in MSc in food security study in Addis Ababa University and Currently, I am working as chemistry laboratory expert in Addis Ababa City, one of it’s high school. Hereby, I would like to inform you that your organization is in a position to support financial aid. But if possible your competition criteria are focused on those who from developing countries like Africa. I am from one of the marginalized area, Ethiopia. I hope your organization is giving me a chance to widen my knowledge to come back to the resident country. I am very interested to join Postgraduate degree in any social science field, and I have vast and untapped potential to perform anything.
    Thank You.

  21. Am Nakibirango Pauline doing my diploma in midwifery,I am looking for a sponsor so that I can complete my studies.I will be thankful if my request is considered.

  22. Am 37 years old, who is looking to purse my master i would be much grateful if could consider my request

  23. Dear sir/madam ,I am a 2nd year student in d university of buea in Cameroon.I really have the passion of going to please I need ur help to further my education.thank u

  24. My name is Michel VERDOLPH aged 22 years I have finished high school since 2 years, I Would therefore like to persue in medicine, I can\’t go to university due to financial problem my parents can help me only for the tuition, I am looking for a sponsor to support me to achieve my dream.
    I will be happy if my request is put in to consideration.

  25. Am Exildah from Zambia currently a teacher in a government school.i have a certificate in teaching ,but I want to study economics.your consideration Will be highly appreciated

  26. my name is kasiita Denis year one makerere university Kampala Uganda doing bachelor\’s of arts with education l seek for sponsor to help me persue my goal l also passionate about leadership and always yarning to cause a change in my community l will be greatful for your positive response to me

  27. My name is Mehari Tesfagergish Teklehaimanot, I am 20 years old and Eritrean by nationality and I am living in South Africa, I am the one who seeking education, as we\’ll as I have Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Associated Human Science graduated in Eritrea, but this level intensifies me to the area prospects, Hereby, I would like to inform you that your organisation is in a position to support financial aid for those have a financial problem students. But if possible your competition criteria are focused on those who financial problems students. I am from one of starving to education. I hope your organisation is giving me a chance to widen my knowledge and . I am very interested to join Postgraduate degree in what ever areas.

  28. I want to study medicine, because I \’m really into it. I would like to serve my country, and the sick people. I would very happy if my request is considered.

  29. Am Divine Boateng and 25 and I want to sturdy petroleum engineering In another country I mean an English medium. Am currently in Russia and studying in Russian but it’s difficult. Please help me. Am so passionate about this course

  30. My name is Habakurama Jean de Diu, l would like request scholarship, l want to study water and sanitation Hope you will consider my request , help me l Will help others, in Holland is very good for me.

  31. I am Mathias Rebecca, aged 20 and from Namibia. I am in love with English and would love to specialise in English. I need a bursary to help me pay for my study so that I complete a masters degree in any English course

  32. Hi madam/sir I\’m a young girl from South Africa and I\’m still in high school currently doing grade 12 I have dreams but those dreams won\’t come true without a bursary or scholarship for me to pursue my dreams of doing tourism management I\’m a very focused student who pays attention to her books

  33. Getting a master\’s in development management is an opportunity that can get me into development organizations to contribute to the development of poor and the marginalized in society. I truely need this grant to go to school.

  34. My name is olinya sunday .I love writing .I hereby want to apply for job of writing .I am looking forward for your reply .Thanks

  35. My name is Maryam Olaitan Hassan I study Medical Radiography. I will to do my Masters in mammography in UK to help in detecting breast cancer early as possible

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