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Alaska Writers Guild Workhorse Scholarship (2 available)

Deadline: August 31

WHAT YOU GET:  Access to Friday morning and/or afternoon intensive session(s) of your choice, plus access to Saturday's Conference. Includes lunch both days. 

WHAT YOU DO:  Exactly what the scholarship implies: you'll essentially be a workhorse all weekend, helping to set up tables, run the check-in table, and basically do what you're told. You and one other person will trade off attending sessions/intensives while the other attends whatever volunteer needs are required at that time. 

HOW TO APPLY: Click HERE to email the conference coordinator, and include the following in your email:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your writing background or interest
  • A brief (no more than one paragraph) reason you should receive this opportunity
  • Eligibility: Ages 18 and older. Students and writers with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

SCBWI Conference, Intensive, and Travel Scholarships

Deadline: August 31

CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP:  SCBWI Scholarship Winner(s) will receive One (1) admission to the 2019 AWG/SCBWI Conference for Writers & Illustrators and One (1) Intensive. 

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP:  One (1) travel scholarship of $100 will be awarded to help defray travel expenses. This may be awarded to any scholarship applicant, not necessarily to the conference scholarship winner(s). See eligibility requirement #4 below.


1.     Must be at least 18 years old and an Alaska resident. 

2.     Need not be a member of SCBWI, but MUST be an author or illustrator for children's or teen literature.  

3.     Preference will be given to diverse applicants (under-represented, marginalized writers and #OwnVoices writers—if a writer’s main character is marginalized or under-represented, the writer belongs to that same group). 

4.     The travel scholarship is intended for applicants beyond commuting distance to Anchorage.  Preference will be given to applicants who must fly in for the conference. 


    Your Scholarship Application consists of TWO sections:

    1. “Why me?”:  Explain in 250 words or less of what getting the scholarship would mean to you. Topics could include what going to the conference would mean to you, what you hope to learn or experience, and how you would use the money saved.  

  • 2. “Anything goes!”:  

    ·    Writers – A 250-word writing sample. Anything goes as long as you wrote it AND it is intended for readers <18 years old. 
    ·    Illustrators – One illustration. Anything goes as long as you drew it AND it is intended for viewers <18 years old. 

    ·       E-mail your application to Kirsten Randall at no later than midnight, August 31.  
    ·       Subject line of e-mail:  Scholarship – (Your name)
    ·       In the body of the e-mail:  Name, 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: Scholarship + four non-sequential numbers of your choice, e.g., scholarship2354.docx (avoid common number sequences like 1234). 
    ·       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).

      To inquire about offering a scholarship for the Writer's Conference, click HERE to email the conference chair 


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