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Now accepting applications for the $1,000 Claudette Upton Scholarship!

Dear EAC Members,

Professional development is a vital part of EAC's mandate. We're also committed to supporting students entering our field. Please encourage any outstanding student members you know to apply for the 2013 Claudette Upton Scholarship.

The scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship to help support continuing professional development in editing. The recipient is encouraged to use the prize to attend EAC's national conference, purchase EAC publications or attend association workshops. The recipient will be acknowledged at the awards banquet of the Editors' Association of Canada conference in Toronto on June 7, 2014.

How to apply

Applicants must be current student members of EAC. The application package must include the following documents:

  • a reference letter from an instructor in the applicant's course or program;
  • a resumé (two pages maximum) describing the applicant's education and work history; and
  • a 300-word statement that completes the following: "Editorial work will continue to evolve over the next decade. How do you plan to ride the wave?"

Submit your application to

Claudette Upton Scholarship Coordinator
Editors' Association of Canada
505–27 Carlton Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1L2

Deadline: The application package must reach the national office by January 31, 2014.

Evaluation process

The applications will be evaluated by the scholarship selection committee. The recipient will be the applicant who best demonstrates the following qualities:

  • aptitude for editing;
  • commitment to pursuing a career as an editor; and
  • qualities reminiscent of honorary life member Claudette Upton as described below.

The recipient will be announced in March.

Visit the Claudette Upton Scholarship page for more information.

If you know a student who does not belong to the Editors' Association of Canada and who would be interested in this opportunity, please pass this message along and encourage them to join EAC. A discounted rate is offered for student membership in the association. Learn more about the benefits of EAC membership.

Remembering Claudette Upton

Established in 2009, the award is named after EAC honorary life member Claudette Reed Upton-Keeley, a gifted editor who loved the English language and was actively involved in social justice and environmental causes throughout her life.

Claudette was born in North Carolina in 1948 and lived in Alaska, Washington, Alberta, British Columbia and the Caribbean before her death in 2008. She worked freelance and in-house, specializing in scientific, medical and historical materials. Claudette also taught editing courses and was a much-loved mentor to many. She is remembered for both her wonderful sense of humour and her sharp mind.