How Morgan Lau Utilized Her Diversify Science Scholarship for Illustrators

Mar 20, 2023 | Scholarship Stories

Morgan Lau was last year’s recipient of the Diversify Science Scholarship for Illustrators, which supports Indigenous, Black, and people of color who are interested in science and nature illustration.

Morgan says: “I utilized the scholarship for the Illustrator Crash Course with Pat Cummings and Harold Underdown and that experience was worthwhile. Besides the course content and the office hours, the peer community that developed has been a wonderful outcome of taking the course.  It was incredibly meaningful and confirming,  helping me to keep pursuing illustration and supporting my confidence to know that I am on the right track.”

Morgan Lau in her community garden

Morgan Lau in her community garden.

Morgan’s Story

Morgan Lau is an author-illustrator, gardener, and mother of two. Morgan worked as an environmental scientist for 10 years with stories in her head about “mini conservationists” but has since gathered story inspiration from her children and her husband’s immigrant stories. Morgan lives in Pennsylvania with her family. In her “spare time”, she enjoys tennis, dancing, and karaoke. “I am a former environmental scientist who is now pursuing children’s literature. I am an author illustrator with an interest in watercolor, collage, and digital tools. My stories are centered on my multicultural family, gardening, conservation, and friendship.”

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