ACES Bill Walsh Scholarship Program

ACES Bill Walsh Scholarship Program

Award Amount:$3,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) Education Fund is dedicated to improving the quality of communication and the working lives of editors. That’s why they are excited to announce the Bill Walsh scholarship in honor of the late author and Washington Post copy editor “Bill Walsh” who died in early 2017. The program is open to students who are enrolled as juniors, seniors or graduate students during the summer and/or fall term and seeking a college or university degrees.

Host Institution:

The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It was started in 1997 by Pam Robinson of Long Island, N.Y., and Hank Glamann of Houston as a group to foster support and awareness of copy editors, primarily in newspapers. ACES: The Society for Editing -the nation’s leading organization of editing professionals, educators, and students.


  • Applicants must be seeking a college or university degrees and be enrolled as juniors, seniors or graduate students during the summer and/or fall term in 2017.
  • Scholarships are awarded without regard to the student’s major or field of academic concentration.
  • Previous scholarship winners are not eligible.
  • Students in countries other than the United States may apply as well.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the applicant can submit an online application through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

The six steps to apply for the Walsh scholarship:

  • Provide your resume
  • Provide references
  • Write an original essay of 500 or fewer words about how you fine-tune your ear as an editor.
  • 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.
  • On a day fraught with pomp and circumstance, the Senate failed to act Tuesday on a bipartisan measure to codify the gradations in penalties for growing medical marijuana. Instead, they fastened upon one of the only controversial provisions of the House-passed bill and lengthened the maximum sentence to ten years and/or a $500,000 fine.
  • Write a headline using no more than eight words for each of these three pieces of news:
  • Millennials have been priced out of buying their first houses in many desirable areas, but a study by the real estate data gatherer Zillow points to more affordable houses in the Midwest and Southeast. The top five cities in the study: Orlando, Tampa, Indianapolis, Las Vegas and San Antonio.
  • NEW YORK – In a death-defying feat worthy of a championship bout, famed professional wrestler Randall (Randy the Dandy) Raguso leaped onto a subway track Wednesday, scant moments before a train arrived, and rescued 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.
  • KABUL – A firefight Friday among anti-government forces in a village about 50 miles west of Afghanistan’s capital killed 19 people, government sources said, including five children, and wounded two U.S. pacification team members, one critically.
  • Using one or more Word attachments, email your complete application

Submitting Details:

Email your complete application material to

Award Description:

The ACES Education Fund is honored to provide the framework for this award, which, through the generosity of donors, pays the winner $3,000. In addition, as in previous years, the Education Fund will award the $2,500 Aubespin scholarship and four $1,500 scholarships.

Detailed Information Link:

Contact Information:

If you have any question, contact to Alex Cruden at