Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

BIPOC Scholarship


BIPOC Scholarship


All expense paid tuition to the Summer Conference for Black, Indigenous, and People of color. Twenty-five scholarships are available – five reserved for women of color. This award is sponsored by Christopher Paul Curtis. 







For the Summer Conference, twenty-five scholarships will be awarded to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color – five will be served for Women of Color. All applicants must be current SCBWI members. 


Please post the following information in the submission form:  

A statement about why you want to attend the conference.

A one-sentence logline describing your current manuscript or illustration project.

Mark the box if you identify as a woman. Five of the twenty-five scholarships are reserved for women.

If you are a BIPOC illustrator, you may also qualify for the Ezra Jack Keats Award. Tick the box on the form to be considered for one of these scholarships.


Submission Form


Questions? Please email Sarah Diamond at