Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Mentor Program Scholarship

The Writing Roosters Scholarship – This 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. For the 2023 mentor session, the Roosters will award one full $540 scholarship.

The scholarship is independently funded by donors in memory of Michelle. The scholarship winner is chosen by the Writing Roosters and Michelle’s family. For information, eligibility, application instructions, and how to contribute to the scholarship, click here.