Claudette Upton Scholarship

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The Claudette Upton Scholarship is an annual, national award that recognizes a promising student editor from among Editors Canada’s student affiliates. It was awarded for the first time in 2010.

About the scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship to help support continuing professional development in editing.

The recipient is encouraged to use the scholarship to attend our national conference, purchase Editors Canada publications or attend association seminars and webinars

How to apply

The applications period for the 2024 Claudette Upton Scholarship is now closed.

Editors Canada will begin accepting applications for the 2025 Claudette Upton Scholarship in early 2025.

Evaluation process

The applications will be evaluated by the scholarship selection committee. The recipient will be the applicant who best demonstrates the following qualities:

  • aptitude for editing;
  • commitment to pursuing a career as an editor; and
  • qualities reminiscent of honorary life member Claudette Upton.

Recipients of the Claudette Upton Scholarship


Helena Ramsaroop


Georgia Atkin


Madison Taylor


Lindsay Hobbs


Naomi Racz


Margo LaPierre


Letitia Henville


Prior to 2018, the application process for the scholarship began the year before the scholarship was awarded. The scholarship’s current schedule has the entire process (from applications to awarding) taking place in the same calendar year. We have shifted the year of the scholarship to reflect this updated schedule. So, aside from the year indicator, nothing has really changed. There was no 2017 scholarship, but we awarded the 2018 Claudette Upton Scholarship in 2018.


Irina Malakhova


Lindsay Vermeulen


Andrea Hatley


Daniel Polowin


Catharine Chen


Heidi Waechtler


Kathryn White


Helen Clay

Support the Claudette Upton Scholarship

Help to support Editors Canada awards! We invite you to contribute to these awards that honour the outstanding editors and students in our midst.

We also welcome donations by cheque. Please make your donation payable to “Editors’ Association of Canada” with “Claudette Upton Scholarship” written on the memo line.

Send your donation to

Editors Canada
2967 Dundas Street West, #1449
Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Z2

Founding donors

Martin Keeley
West Coast Editorial Associates

Annual donors

Simon Fraser University, Continuing Studies
West Coast Editorial Associates

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