Highlights Foundation Scholarship Success Stories

#HFGather: 2023 Scholarship Celebration and Information Session

#HFGather: 2023 Scholarship Celebration and Information Session

Alison Green Myers celebrated our 2023 scholarship program with some special guests: 2022 scholarship recipients Christiana Doucette, Sid Champagne and Jenniffer Jones and faculty member Sarah Aronson, who spoke very briefly about the Whole Novel Workshops, as those...

Scholarship Recipients Celebrate Their Summer Camp Experience

Scholarship Recipients Celebrate Their Summer Camp Experience

Every year, some of our scholarship recipients attend one of our Summer Camps. We heard from 4 of last year's Camp attendees and wanted to share their experience: Debbie Meyer (Summer Camp in Illustration), Hallie M. Bertling (Summer Camp in Fiction), Jamie Ericson...

Floyd Cooper Scholarship Inspires 2 Author/Illustrators

Floyd Cooper Scholarship Inspires 2 Author/Illustrators

Last year, Khahlia Sanders and LaTonya R. Jackson were both awarded Floyd Cooper Scholarships from the Highlights Foundation. Mentorship and community were both very important to Floyd Cooper. That’s why we established a scholarship to honor our friend and faculty...

Crystal Allen: Do Something With It

Crystal Allen: Do Something With It

When Crystal Allen received a scholarship and attended her first workshop with the Highlights Foundation, she tried to thank Kent (our founder) when she met him. He appreciated the sentiment, but was more concerned with how she’d use her scholarship from the...

These are your people, and this is your place

These are your people, and this is your place

We just received a lovely email from Chelsea Tornetto, workshop attendee and scholarship recipient, and it was so nice we just had to share it with our community. She wrote: "I attended the PB&J session in 2018, and it had a huge impact on me. I am currently releasing...

From Scholarship to Workshop to Book with Traci Sorell

From Scholarship to Workshop to Book with Traci Sorell

In 2017, Traci Sorell received a scholarship to attend the Novels in Verse workshop at the Highlights Foundation. You might think, perhaps, that this story will be about the novel in verse she worked on there.  But it's not, for the most part. While attending that...

Scholarship Thanks:  Exactly Where I Was Supposed to Be

Scholarship Thanks: Exactly Where I Was Supposed to Be

By Rebecca Jordan-Glum James Ransome was a professor of mine at Pratt Institute many years ago and told me about the Highlights Foundation workshops. I couldn’t afford to go because I had been working for several years on a picture book I was writing and illustrating...

Visiting Our Campus

Our campus (The Barn at Boyds Mills) is tucked away in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  It's a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, but worlds away from everyday life.

Line drawing of the Barn at Boyds Mills

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