Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 27, 2017

Scholarship Opportunity


The 2017 Andrea Davis Pinkney Merit Scholarships for MIDDLE GRADE MASTERY are now OPEN until March 6th or sooner.

The Children’s Book Academy adores Andrea Davis Pinkney, so they are continuing to honor her with their Andrea Davis Pinkney merit scholarship for either a full of half-off scholarship to help writers attend their fabulous Middle Grade Mastery interactive e-Course with award-winning author and co-teacher Hillary Homzie.

Last year they gave 15 scholarships.


The Children’s Book Academy supports WeNeedDiverseBooks and has supported this concept since the early 1988’s. Dr. Mira Reisberg has worn many different hats and helped MANY diverse writers and illustrators to excel. The Children’s Book Academy is proud and excited to offer merit scholarships for writers and illustrators of color, or identifying as LBGQT currently underrepresented in the children’s publishing industry for our upcoming Interactive online Middle Grade Mastery e-Course starting April 3rd! They want to help support increased diversity in the field to improve cultural representation so that it reflects the true make-up of the United States and helps make a more just and loving world!

They also offer scholarships for low income folks, who might not otherwise be able to take this course, folks who identify as a person with a disability, as well as scholarships for SCBWI Regional Advisers, Assistant RAs and Illustrator Coordinators and librarians who do so much unpaid work to help our field.

Easy Peasy Scholarship Criteria.

Applicants need to represent the following:

•Be a member of an ethnic minority, or identify as LGBQT, or special needs, or one of the other criteria listed above.
•Be excited about making middle grade books and contributing to the field to help make a better world through middle grade books whether it’s just by creating more delight or by skillfully and subtly integrating social justice themes in your work
•All applicants must write a 40-60 word description of themselves, their background, and why they’d be a good candidate for this scholarship
•Writers must compose an up-to 100-word descriptive pitch for the middle grade book that they’d like to work on during the course
•Illustrators must include a link to their website
•Let us know if you are already agented and/or published

•Applicants please complete the short submission form here

Scholarship deadline is Monday March 6th or sooner, right here!!! So just click the link below to give it a go. You have nothing to lose.

Simply CLICK HERE to fill out the easy SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION form!!

Talk tomorrow,


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