In order to continue to be at the cutting edge of inclusion in our field, we are extending three full-ride scholarships (tuition, room and board) to an extraordinary person of color from each of our three strands: author, illustrator and editor. This person must be from an underrepresented minority (see definition below,) and be at the beginning of their career in children’s books. We are inviting you to consider nominating an author, illustrator or editor that you could recommend for one of these awards. To make a nomination, please fill out the following form.
Underrepresented minority (URM) is someone whose racial or ethnic makeup is from one or more of the following:
  • African American / Black
  • Sub-Saharan African
  • Asian, including South Asian
  • Hispanic / Latino
  • Native American / Alaskan Native
  • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander
  • Middle-Eastern / Northern African
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Eligibility 1
If you are an author or illustrator you must have at least one book published or under contract that meets ALL of these criteria. If you are an editor you must currently work for a publishing house that meets ALL of these criteria, or if you are currently an editor whose prior work history matches these criteria, you are also eligible (and please check all five boxes below).
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