We are pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the 2015 Robert Edgell Scholarship.
The application deadline is March 2, 2015.
Each 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 MS in Publishing program who demonstrate an understanding of, and an interest in, the business-to-business media industry.
This year, one student will be awarded the Edgell Scholarship and one student will be awarded the Littleford scholarship. This is a scholarship of $1000 paid directly to the student at the March 12th MS in Publishing Advisory Board meeting.
If the scholarship winners are interested in working with ABM to secure an internship at a B2B magazine, we will work with the student to help place them in a position. The payment so for the internship will be $4000. Details of the publication where the student will be interning, hours, and time frame will be discussed between the recipient of the scholarship and the employer.
The Edgell and the Littleford Scholarships will be awarded on March 12, 2015.
**How to Apply**
To apply, interested candidates must submit their application to Professor Jane Denning (email@example.com) at 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 805F, no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 2nd. The applications will then be reviewed and winners chosen by executives at ABM.
Interested students must 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 BtoB 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 BtoB magazines in the digital age.
The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) Internship program gives college students the chance to work at business media companies, in either editorial or non-editorial roles. BPEF, affiliated with ABM, the association of business information and media companies, 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 over 700 students in internships and awarded more than 75 scholarships.
To learn more about BPEF, click here.
ABM, the association of business information and media companies, is the center of the global b-to-b ecosystem. As the only association focused on the integrated b-to-b media model — which includes business information, digital, print and events — ABM delivers intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. With more than $20 billion in annual revenues, ABM’s 200 member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals, publish nearly 4,000 print and online titles, and host over 1,000 trade shows.
To learn more about ABM, click here.
What is B2B Media?
B-to-B media is critical to how business professionals make decisions, buy products, set strategies and more. In an ABM video, veteran b-to-b journalist Matthew Weinstock says, “This 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.”
To view the full video, click here.