ACES: The Society for Editing and the Dow Jones News Fund are pleased to announce the next round of the Richard S. Holden Diversity Fellowship. The fellowship, launched in 2020, is a program dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion by advancing early- and mid-career professionals in their work as editors, communicators and aspiring industry leaders. Our goal is to enable participants to obtain the training and support they need for a faster track to success.

The sponsoring organizations will award a maximum of three fellowships of up to $3,000 each. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

The grants are intended to enable Holden fellows to enroll in established training programs, attend seminars and conferences, or pursue other activities aimed at advancing their careers. Fellows may apply their funds to travel, course tuition, conference fees or other costs related to their continuing career development and skill building.

Major funding for the Holden Diversity Fellowship has been provided by the ACES Education Fund, the Dow Jones News Fund, the Scripps Howard Foundation and individuals who want to perpetuate the joyful ideals of Richard S. Holden.

The application period is now closed. Please check back for the next application period. 

Please direct inquiries to We welcome your questions and your suggestions as we further develop this program.