YPC Innovative Leader Scholarship

The YPC Innovative Leader Scholarship recognizes mid- to senior-level book and magazine media professionals in all areas of publishing who demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their organization and their work in publishing. In total, four (4) scholarships will be awarded this year to a:

  • Domestic (USA) Book Publishing professional
  • Domestic (USA) Magazine Media professional
  • International (non-USA) Book Publishing professional
  • International (non-USA) Magazine Media professional

The YPC Innovative Leader Scholarship covers the $5,450 tuition cost for the Yale Publishing Course. Housing and travel are not covered.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 2, 2016. Incomplete or late scholarship applications will not be considered.

Who Should Apply

The YPC Innovative Leader Scholarship is open to mid- to senior-level book and magazine media professionals in all areas of publishing who meet one (1) or both of the criteria below:

  • Work for a non-profit organization
  • Work for a small business with 50 employees or less


In order to be considered for the YPC Innovative Leader Scholarship, you must meet the criteria listed above and submit a:

  • Completed program application (application fee required) Apply here >>
  • Personal statement describing your work experience, contribution you have made to your company, and what you hope to gain by attending YPC
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from your supervisor or associate
  • CV or resume

Scholarship recipients will be notified the week of May 9, 2016.

2015 winners

Magazine Media scholarship winners

Domestic: Antionette G. Kerr, Chief Executive Officer, The Write Folks (North Carolina, USA)
International: Comfort Sakoma, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Poize Magazine (Abuja, Nigeria)

Book Publishing scholarship winners

Domestic: Tarek El-Elaimy, Marketing Manager for North America, American University in Cairo Press (New York, USA)
International: Deborah Ahenkorah, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Golden Baobab; Founder, African Bureau for Children’s Stories (Accra, Ghana)