This scholarship provides tuition to the SCBWI In-Person and Virtual Winter Conference for any SCBWI member experiencing financial hardship. SCBWI members only.
A select number of grand prize winners in certain categories (TBD) will receive tuition to the SCBWI In-Person Winter Conference in New York City. Five runners-up will receive free tuition to the Virtual Winter Conference.
Submission portal can be found in your Member Profile under the AWARDS tab.
Submissions open Friday, October 27 through Friday, December 8.
Winners announced December 15.
All applicants must be current SCBWI members. Please post the following information in the submission form:
An artist statement (250 words max) about why you want to attend the conference.
A one-sentence logline describing your current project
If you are eligible for a special scholarship category, tick the relevant boxes:
Grand Prize: Author/Illustrator Scholarship - This scholarship, sponsored by drydenbks LLC and Little, Brown Books For Young Readers, is available to two emerging author/illustrators. It includes tuition to the New York Conference, free manuscript consultation, and free inclusion in the Portfolio Showcase.
Grand Prize: Translation Scholarship - This scholarship, sponsored by Ruta Sepetys, is available to one SCBWI translator. It includes tuition to the New York Conference and a free manuscript consultation.
Grand Prize: Disability Scholarship - This scholarship is available to one disabled creator (author or illustrator). It includes tuition to the New York Conference and one free manuscript or portfolio consultation.
1. Click on your MEMBER HOME
2. Click on the AWARDS Icon
3. Scroll down to the General Conference Scholarship box and click 'submit'
Questions? Please email Sarah Diamond at firstname.lastname@example.org.