Floyd Cooper Scholarship

Announcing the Floyd Cooper Scholarship
at the Highlights Foundation

Author/illustrator Floyd Cooper entertains and inspires at the Crash Course.We have established a scholarship in honor of friend and faculty member Floyd Cooper. The scholarship provides tuition for an illustrator of color, or an Indigenous illustrator, to attend a Highlights Foundation course of their choice, either online or in-person.

Floyd Cooper is the Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator of nearly 100 books for children. Floyd started his career in illustration at Hallmark, after a successful career in the industrial side of art, he made the leap into picture books with Eloise Greenfield’s Grandpa’s Face. Since then Floyd has worked with bestselling authors including: Jane Yolen, Nikki Grimes, and Virginia Fleming. Floyd has illustrated and authored his own books, Jump! about the life of Michael Jordan; and the ALA notable book, Coming Home, about the life of Langston Hughes.

The 2021 Application Deadline for Special Scholarships is April 20, 2021.

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Floyd Cooper
Artist Floyd Cooper checking art supplies in the Art Coop at the Highlights Foundation.