Our Scholarship Program
The Highlights Foundation is a public, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. We receive support from a number of individuals who believe in our mission, several publishing companies, and writers’ organizations. The majority of our named scholarship funds are endowed. Our scholarship-aid program serves those who may not be able to bear the costs of our workshops. It has provided financial aid for more than six hundred writers and illustrators to attend our workshops.

Scholarships are awarded on the following criteria:

  • Seriousness of purpose: A brief questionnaire asks about the time and effort you devote to your craft.
  • Talent: A writing sample speaks to your talent.
  • Financial need: A standard financial aid form, similar to that used for college scholarships, details your financial need. In addition, we ask for any special circumstances that we ought to take into account.

If you’d like to apply for a scholarship to attend a workshop, you can download an application here.

Supporting Our Scholarship Program
If you’d like to make a donation to our Scholarship Fund, you can do that here.
You can donate to our general fund, or to one of our funds in honor of:
Pam Conrad
Joy Cowley
Bernice E. Cullinan
Nancy Edwards
Patricia Lee Gauch
James Cross Giblin
Janet Keen
Peter P. Jacobi
Garry Myers III
Jack Myers
Jerome Weisman
Clay Winters