The scholarship was named after Bill Walsh who devoted his life news edition and writing.
The Bill Walsh scholarship is open to students who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for copy editing jobs.
The Bill Walsh scholarship committee determined certain eligibility criteria that applicants have to meet prior to applying for this award.
Being that each year before the end of April, a set of new rules for the Walsh Award are determined, it is important that you follow the information page and get familiar with the newest criteria.
The criteria are that applicants must be seeking degrees as enrolled college/university juniors, seniors, or graduate students without regard to the major or field of study.
A good thing to know is that previous scholarship winners are not eligible to apply again for this award.
How to Apply
If you are eligible for the award, you have to fulfill application requirements as well and email all the documentation by the end of November 15th.
All entry materials must be in English.
The winner of the Bill Walsh scholarship will be an applicant who aspires to edit news and who demonstrates the talent and passion for language.
So as to apply for the Walsh scholarship you need to provide your résumé, with evidence of academic achievement and exemplary work in editing and two references, either your instructors and/or work supervisors.
You will have to provide their names and contact information.
Furthermore, you will have to write in 500 words an essay on what you would do if you were the rookie copy editor.
Also, you are supposed to rewrite and edit the given paragraph of a news article to make it clearer and to write a headline using no more than nine words for the pieces of news given.
Last, but not least, you will have to answer the question: “What is the worst thing a copy editor can do or allow regarding the editing of a news story? And why do you think it is the worst?”
All your Word or PDF attachments with an application form should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.