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SCBWI Conference & Intensive Scholarships

Deadline: August 31

Winner(s) Receive One (1) admission to the 2018 Conference for Writers & Illustrators. 



  1. At least 18 years old Alaska Resident
  2. Must not have previously attended a writing conference
  3. Need not be a member of SCBWI, but MUST be an author or illustrator for children's literature
  4. Preference given to diverse applicants 

Your Scholarship Application consists of TWO sections: 

 1. “Why me?” – Explain in 250 words or less of what getting the scholarship(s) would mean to you. 

Topics could include what going to the conference would mean to you and how you would use money saved.

 2. “Anything goes!” – 

 Writers – A 250-word writing sample. Anything goes as long as you wrote it.   

Illustrators – One illustration. Anything goes as long as you drew it. 


  • E-mail your application to Stefanie Tatalias at no later than midnight, August 31.  
  • Subject line of e-mail:  Scholarship – (Your name) 
  • In the body of the e-mail:  


  E-mail address

  Telephone number 

  • Send your Scholarship Application as a SINGLE, two-page .doc or .docx document or as a .pdf file.  
  • File name: four non-sequential numbers
  • Written “Why me?” and “Anything goes!” sections should be in manuscript format, double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1-inch margins. 
  • The illustration should be copied into the application document after the “Why me?” section.  
  • Do not put your name anywhere inside the attachment (your scholarship application).

Jim and Patti Misko Scholarships

Deadline: August 31

Two  Conference Scholarships in the amount of $100 are available to any current member of the Alaska Writers Guild. 

Click here to download a Scholarship Application.

To inquire about offering a scholarship for the Writer's Conference,

please email the conference coordinator.


Alaska Writer's Guild

PO Box 670014

Chugiak, AK 99567

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