Scholarship List

In addition to our General Scholarships, there are a number of Special Scholarships in support of specific recipients or workshops, and Named Funds honoring those who have had a significant impact on children’s literature. You can see a full list of these below.

Special Scholarships

Type of Scholarship
In support of our Essential Conversations workshop series
For Asian and Asian American storytellers
For Black storytellers
Supports two unpublished picture book creators annually for personal retreats
For Pre-published MG or YA novelists
For an illustrator of color or an Indigenous illustrator
For storytellers who identify as disabled
For writers who self-identify with a historically marginalized or underrepresented group and wish to attend a Poetry or Novels in Verse workshop
For Indigenous, Black, and people of color who are interested in science and nature illustration
For MG or YA novelists
For nonfiction writers
For Black and Afro-Indigenous Women writers and poets
For middle grade writers of color with a demonstrated financial need to attend an in-person workshop
For Indigenous authors, artists, and creators
For Black writers identifying as women
For a Jewish writer or illustrator of color
For writers and illustrators from the LGBTQIA+ community
For women of color with a passion for illustrating for children
For an aspiring female picture book writer coming to writing later in life
For Latinx storytellers
To support sending an illustrator to our Summer Camp in Illustration
For science writers
For Pacific Islander storytellers
To nurture and develop authors and illustrators of Jewish-themed books for children
Full tuition to attend an in-person workshop
Full tuition for Summer Camp in Fiction or Summer Camp in Nonfiction for a current K-12 educator
Supports trans women and transfeminine writers
For a Transgender or Nonbinary person pursuing the craft of picture books
Annually supports a week-long independent writing retreat for a Black woman writer.
For illustrators
For an unpublished, middle grade writer fifty years of age or older to attend one of the Whole Novel Workshops
For writers to use for a Personal Retreat
To help writers learn about the craft or business of children's books

General Scholarships: Named Funds

In addition to the special scholarships listed above, we have established these named funds which provide support to our General Scholarships.

Pat Broderick
Elizabeth Myers Brown
Susan Weber Brown
Pam Conrad
Joy Cowley
Bernice E. Cullinan
Nancy Edwards
Margery Facklam
Peter P. Jacobi
Janet Keen
Alison Green Myers & Garry Myers
Garry Myers III
Greg and Cassie Myers
Barbara Seuling
Jerry & Eileen Spinelli
Virginia Walsh
Ruthann & Roger Williamson
Clay Winters

Our 2023 Scholarship Period Has Ended

Access our 2023 award press release here.

To be notified when the application period for 2024 is officially open, join our mailing list here. You can also find general information about our scholarship process below.

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