15 November 2019.


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The Walsh scholarship at United States of America 2019

Since 1999, the ACES Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and its predecessor have awarded 99 scholarships to deserving students who have a passion for editing.

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ACES is The Society for Editing is the nation’s leading organization of editing professionals, educators, and students. ACES is dedicated to improving the quality of the written word and the working lives of editors. ACES set standards of excellence and give a voice to editors in journalism, government, business and beyond through top-notch training, networking, and career opportunities.

The Bill Walsh scholarship, in honor of the late editor, author, and ACES guiding spirit. The winner receives $3,000 plus financial aid to attend the ACES national conference.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

  • Journalism.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

The deadline is not later than 15 November 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The Walsh scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates the talent and passion for language that Bill devoted his life to and who aspires to pursue the craft of editing the news.
  • By submitting a separate application for each, an entrant can seek both the Walsh and one of the other scholarships but can win only one. There will be two separate sets of judges.
  • Applicants must be seeking degrees as enrolled college/university juniors, seniors or graduate students during the summer and/or fall term in 2019.
  • Scholarships are awarded without regard to the student’s major or field of academic concentration.
  • Previous scholarship winners are not eligible.
  • Applications are made by email. All entry materials must be in English.

Opportunity Cost


The winner receives $3,000 plus financial aid to attend the ACES national conference.

How to Apply

First Step:

You need to fulfill all documents:

  • Provide your résumé, with evidence of academic achievement and exemplary work in editing. Please include information on other substantial achievements/activities/interests.
  • References: Provide the names and titles or job descriptions of a total of three instructors and/or work supervisors, and their contact information.
  • Consider the following situation and then write, in 500 or fewer words, about what you would do – Assume you have been a copy editor – a person who routinely does final editing and writes headlines, for six months in a newsroom in a medium-size U.S city. It’s late on Saturday night, the usual work has been completed and you are the last editor in the newsroom. You are editing a piece that will run as a Monday follow-up to the big investigative story that has just been posted on your newsroom’s website and that dominates your Sunday front page that must go the presses in half an hour. In crosschecking the Monday story with the Sunday piece, you suddenly notice what you think might be a sourcing and fairness problem in the already-posted lead story. You call the reporter (who in fact has won a Pulitzer Prize for a previous investigative series). Clearly irritated, he tells you that everything is fine with his story and it needs to be published as is. Time is rushing by. What do you do, and why?
  • By rewriting it, edit the following first paragraph of a news article to make it clearer and more reader-engaging without it being any less accurate.
    1. Failing to pass Thursday a partisan measure to increase the number of restrictions on immigration into the United States, the Senate instead fastened upon one of the only non-controversial provisions of the House-passed bill and lengthened the maximum sentence for violating current rules to ten years and/or a $500,000 fine.
  • Write a headline using no more than nine words for each of these three pieces of news:
    A.  BUDAPEST, Hungary – A train-bus crash Friday that railroad officials blamed on insufficient highway signage killed 29 people, according to government officials in the small town 40 miles from the nation’s capital where the crash occurred. They said the dead included six children, and that three Americans were injured, two critically.
    B.  Millennials have been priced out of buying their first houses in many desirable areas, but a study by a real estate data gatherer points to more affordable houses in the Midwest and Southeast. The top five bargain cities in the study: Orlando, Tampa, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City and San Antonio.
    C.  NEW YORK – Famed professional wrestler Randall (Randy the Dandy) Raguso leaped onto a subway track Wednesday, scant moments before a train arrived, and lifted to safety a young woman who had fallen from the station platform. The woman, who was not identified, then immediately shook herself from Raguso’s grasp and ran out through an exit.

second step: Using one or more Word or PDF attachments, email your complete application – with “Walsh scholarship” in the message field – to

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Nada Ahmed/ Egypt and Samah Gacem/ Algeria
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