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Five Students Receive ACES Scholarships for Their Editing Abilities

February 20, 2023 By ACES Staff
2022-23 Aubespin Scholarship Recipient Nuha Dolby

Five students – both undergraduates and graduate students – have been chosen as winners of the 2023 scholarships from ACES: The Society for Editing.

The Aubespin scholarship, named for longtime editor Merv Aubespin, known as “the godfather of ACES,” goes to Nuha Dolby, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in English literature and mathematics. Dolby has extensive experience in editing, data and reporting, working both in student media and at professional outlets including AP and Bloomberg, which are steps toward her goal of becoming a news editor, preferably in data.

​The winners of the ACES scholarships Liset Cruz, Natalie DeMaree, Emily Muller and Isabella Zou.

The winners of the ACES scholarships are Liset Cruz, Natalie DeMaree, Emily Muller and Isabella Zou.

Cruz is a master’s student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with an emphasis on data. She has an editing internship with AP this summer and was a Dow Jones data intern with the Marshall Project in 2022.

DeMaree is a master’s student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with a focus on injustice narrative writing. Her goal is to become an editor for a publication that is dedicated to seeking out new perspectives and telling empowering stories.

Muller is a master’s student at Columbia University in the School of International and Public Affairs studying human rights policy and media. She is the current editor-in-chief of the Morningside Post, the independent news and opinion publication of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Zou is a senior at Yale University majoring in ethnicity, race and migration, and is a Yale Journalism Scholar. She has served in multiple roles at the Yale Daily News Magazine and is an editorial fellow at the Yale Review.

Finalists for the scholarships took a timed editing test in addition to the initial application materials, which included a short essay about their career goals and editing scenarios.  

The Aubespin scholar receives a $2,500 scholarship and the other winners receive $1,500 each. In addition to the awards, the students receive support to attend the annual ACES national conference for a chance to build their skills and network with professional editors. 

The scholarships are administered by the ACES Education Fund and are supported by contributions from ACES members and others who support the craft of editing.

Thanks to this year’s judges, Lindsay Augustyn, Chandler Boese (a past ACES scholar), Carol Carpenter, Jeff Kleinman and Sabrina Starrett. 

Applications for the 2023-24 ACES scholarships will open in the summer and are due Nov. 15, 2023.

For more information: https://aceseditors.org/awards...

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