BLACK LIVES MATTER, BLACK VISIONS MATTER – Scholarships
In response to the injustices and violence the Black community has endured and continues to endure, members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter are offering scholarships to Black writers and artists with generous support from the RMC itself for our upcoming virtual Letters & Lines conference, which will be held on September 12-13, 2020.
For Black Writers
The Believe Scholarship–sponsored by author and former Co-Regional Advisor Denise Vega with big support from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the SCBWI–is offering scholarships to attend the 2020 Letters & Lines Fall Conference (virtual this year).
- 3 scholarships covering tuition for both days, a critique, an intensive, and a $150 stipend, plus a one-year membership for a non-member of the SCBWI or a year renewal for a current member ($395-$410 value per scholarship)
- 1 scholarship covering tuition for both days, plus a one-year membership for a non-member of the SCBWI or a year renewal for a current member ($155-170 value)
Please note that high interest may necessitate us closing off applications at 10 PB writers and 10 novelists.
The scholarships will support SCBWI members and non-members who are residents of Colorado or Wyoming and identify as Black. For more information and to apply:https://www.denisevega.com/writers/believe-scholarship/
For Black Illustrators
Illustrator, RMCAD Professor, and current Illustrator Coordinator, Kaz Windness is offering one scholarship for illustrators identifying as Black who live in Colorado or Wyoming. Scholarship covers tuition for both days, an intensive, entry to the portfolio showcase, a 1-on-1 portfolio review with Kaz Windness via Zoom, and a $150 stipend, plus a one-year membership for a non-member of the SCBWI or a year renewal for a current member ($415-$430 value)
– Please provide a short written statement (around 200 words) telling us a little about you, your art, and what interests you most about working in kidlit.
– Please provide a few samples of your illustrations — 3 to 4 JPEGS at approx.1050 pixels longest side.
– EMAIL your complete application package IN A SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT to Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org:
– Subject line: 2020 RMC SCHOLARSHIP
– Include your first and last name in the body of the email, but DO NOT put your name anywhere in your PDF.
The due date for both writer and illustrator submissions is July 15, 2020.