Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

BIPOC Scholarship– Winter Conference


BIPOC Scholarship


The BIPOC Scholarship is awarded each winter to ten Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Five will be reserved for BIPOC women. This grant is generously sponsored by Christopher Paul Curtis and covers full tuition to the 2022 SCBWI Winter Conference. 







Five scholarships will be awarded to Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color, with another five for any Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color. (Ten scholarships total.) 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.
  • For writers: Up to 500 words of a creative writing sample or a 500-word description of the children’s literature project you want to work on.
  • For illustrators: Two images, under 20 MB, included as a .jpg or .png attachments.
  • Mark the box if you identify as a woman. Five of the ten scholarships are reserved for women.


Submission Form for WRITERS

Submission Form for ILLUSTRATORS 


Questions? Please email Sarah Diamond at