Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Mentor Program Scholarship

The Writing Roosters Scholarship honors the memory of Michelle Begley who passed away in January 2015.  Michelle founded the RMC-SCBWI’s mentor program and belonged to the Writing Roosters critique group. The Writing Roosters Scholarship supports aspiring children’s book authors and illustrators who participate in the Michelle Begley Mentor Program. Historically, one $300 scholarship is awarded to one writer or one illustrator mentee each program year. However, for the 2021 mentor session, the Roosters will award one full $500 scholarship.

The scholarship is independently funded and administered by the Writing Roosters, Michelle Begley’s writing group.

For information, eligibility, application instructions, and how to contribute to the scholarship, click here.