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

Dear EAC member:

EAC is a strong supporter of professional development throughout an editor’s career. That’s why we’re happy to announce that we are now accepting student member applications for the Claudette Upton Scholarship.

What is the Claudette Upton Scholarship?
This is a $1,000 annual award that recognizes a promising student editor from among EAC’s membership. Established in 2009, the award is named in memory of EAC honorary life member Claudette Reed Upton-Keeley.

Who was Claudette Upton?
Claudette was a gifted editor who loved the English language and was actively involved in social justice and environmental causes throughout her life. She taught editing courses and was a much-loved mentor to many.

If I receive the award, what can I do with the scholarship money?
The $1,000 scholarship is the recipient's to spend on continuing professional development in editing. The recipient is encouraged to use the scholarship to attend EAC's national conference, purchase EAC publications or attend association workshops. The recipient will be acknowledged at EAC's national conference, Between the Lines, in Halifax on June 8, 2013.

Do I have to be an EAC member to apply?
Applicants must be current student members of EAC. 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. Learn more about the benefits of EAC membership.

How do I apply?
Application packages 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 in response to the following question: "How can editors carve out a role for themselves in this age of instant communication?"

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

What's the deadline to apply?
The application package must reach the national office by March 1, 2013.
For more information, please visit the Claudette Upton Scholarship page or contact EAC’s national office at