The Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship

Every year, the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) awards the Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship to two students from Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing program who demonstrate an understanding of—and interest in—the business-to-business (B2B) media industry.

These scholarships are $1000 each, paid directly to selected students at the Spring M.S. in Publishing Advisory Board meeting on March 8, 2018.

The 2018 Edgell and Littleford Scholarships, granted by Connectiv, is a wonderful opportunity to explore B2B publishing and think about how publishing skills can apply across industries.


To apply, interested students must submit their application to Professor Denning (jdenning@pace.edu) at 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 805F, no later than 5pm on February 13, 2018.


Students are required to submit the following materials:

  • A copy of your current resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation—one from a professor in the program and one from a current or former employer
  • A 2–5 page double-spaced personal essay on why you would like to intern for a B2B magazine, focusing on what you hope to gain from the experience, or a 2–5 page double-spaced essay on what you see as the value of B2B magazines in the digital age

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About Connectiv: Connectiv is a global business information association that accelerates innovation for leading and emerging content, data, and technology companies. It “brings together large and small, established and emerging business information companies to drive their success, as well as the success of the industries they serve.”

To learn more about Connectiv, click here.

Formerly ABM and SIIA Content & Information Services Division


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About BPEF:

The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) Internship program gives college students the chance to work at business media companies, in editorial or non-editorial roles. BPEF, affiliated with Connectiv, was established in 1985 by Harold W. McGraw Jr., then-chairman of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Since then, BPEF has actively promoted the business media industry among college students nationwide through a unique internship program and various scholarships. Over the last two decades, BPEF has placed more than 700 students in internships and awarded more than 75 scholarships.

To learn more about BPEF, click here.


What is B2B Media?

B2B media is critical to how business professionals make decisions, buy products, set strategies, and more. In an overview video, veteran B2B journalist Matthew Weinstock says B2B media “is a way to sink your teeth into a subject matter, and become a subject-matter expert, and then learn how to craft that into a story that really impacts the reader.”