Society of Children’s Book Writer and Illustrator conferences aren’t cheep but they are well worth the price. If you’d like to attend the fall SCBWI Kansas/Missouri conference but can’t swing the tuition, apply for the Vanderpool Work of Promise Scholarship.
The scholarship honors the 2011 Newbery winner and SCBWI Kansas/Missouri member, Clare Vanderpool. The scholarship includes conference registration, lunch, and a one-on-one consultation with the faculty editor or agent of the recipient’s choice. To be eligible, you must be:
- An SCBWI members (published or pre-published)
- A resident of Kansas or Missouri
There is an application form to fill out. You can download it here. Check out the complete instructions for completing the form and submitting your sample work. You can find complete information on the scholarship page of the regional web site. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. Applications will be accepted from from Saturday, June 23, to Sunday, July 22.
And last but not least? Good luck!