Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 11, 2018

Full and Half Scholarship Opportunity

The Rafael Lopez and Pat Cummings Merit Scholarships are now OPEN for the 2018
Craft and Business of Illustrating Children’s Books!  

Applications end June 18th!

The Children’s Book Academy is proud to offer merit scholarships for writers and illustrators who identify as being of color, or LBGQTI, 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 or children’s librarians who may or may not identify as being of any of these communities above but who do so much to help our field. To have a peek at the Craft and Business of Illustrating Children’s Books course click here.

Easy Peasy Scholarship Criteria

Here’s all that you need to do:
1. Using your funniest or most lyrical language, tell us  something lovely about yourself
2. Describe how you meet our scholarship criteria
3. Include your website if you have one, or drop some images labeled with your name into our Google Drive folder
4. Talk about how you are going to give back by helping your fellow students and the Academy by participating in the group and helping us spread the word about our offerings
5. Let us know if you are agented or if you’ve been previously published

This year’s course will be co-taught by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Senior Designer and Art Director (and published illustrator) Andrea Miller and Clearfork/Spork Editor and Art Director (and published/award-winning illustrator) Dr. Mira Reisberg.

Here is the link to apply:

Talk tomorrow,



  1. how can I get that opportunity?


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