Highlights Foundation Scholarships

The Highlights Foundation offers a number of scholarships to our programs. In addition to the General Scholarship Funds, there are a number of Named Funds honoring those who have had a significant impact on children’s literature (see list below). In addition, some funds have been donated in honor of loved ones.

Scholarship deadlines for each workshop can be found on the workshop description page. The scholarship committee awards full and partial scholarships.

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: Scholarship support is provided to those who may not otherwise be able to afford the cost of tuition.

For a list of our individual named funds, see below. Please note, when applying for a scholarship, you do not have to specify which scholarship you’re applying for. The scholarship committee can determine the best fit.

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Supporting Our Scholarship Program
We have a number of scholarship funds that were established to honor the individuals and Foundation partners listed below. We are grateful for their contributions to the Foundation, and pleased to continue their legacies by making our workshops available to scholarship recipients.

Richard Bell
The Brown Bookshelf Scholarship
Pam Conrad
Floyd Cooper Scholarship
Joy Cowley
Bernice E. Cullinan Scholarship
Diversity Fellowship in Children’s Literature
Nancy Edwards
Margery Fackham
Patricia Lee Gauch
James Cross Giblin
The I, Too, Arts Collective Scholarship
Jack Myers Scholarship for Science Writers
Kidlit Pride Scholarship
Kidlit Women Scholarship
Lee Bennett Hopkins Scholarship for Poetry Writers
Latinx Writers Symposium Scholarship
Janet Keen
Garry Myers III
Peter P. Jacobi Scholarship
PJ Library Scholarship
Barbara Seuling
Jerry & Eileen Spinelli
Jerome Weisman
Susan G. and Gary S. Wheeler Whole Novel Workshop 50+ Award
Debra Winegarten Scholarship
Clay Winters
Kay Yoder Scholarship for History Writers

If you’d like to make a donation to our Scholarship Fund, you can contribute to one of our Named Funds or you can donate to our General Scholarship Fund.

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