We are so excited that you are applying for one of our full or half diversity and more scholarships. We have a broad definition of diversity to include: People who identify as being of color, or LBGQTI, or as having a disability, who are currently underrepresented in the children's publishing industry.
In addition, we are offering scholarships for low income folks who might not be able to take this course otherwise, as well as to SCBWI Regional Advisors, ARAs, and Illustrator Coordinators who may or may not identify as being of any of these communities above but who do so much unpaid work to help our field and librarians who we love.
MANY of our scholarship recipients are now published or contracted! In fact, the Children's Book Academy has given over 142 scholarships and former students have contracted or published over 240 books!!!
We ask 3 things of you in return for our investing a lot of money, time and heart.
1. That you show up and do the work so we can help you succeed.
2. That you show up for your classmates and help create a wonderful collaborative learning community (and grow your social media).
And 3 That you show up for the Academy and help get the word out about future scholarships and courses so we can stay in business and continue helping others. And now for our wee form. It may look long but it's only 5 questions.