Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Creative Coaching Groups Scholarships

The MD/DE/WV Region is offering full and partial scholarships for our Creative Coaching Groups to applicants who have demonstrated both financial need and a serious focus on their creative work that indicates they will benefit from this 6-month mentorship program.  SCBWI members in any stage of their career may apply, whether they are published or not.

Click here for complete information about the Creative Coaching Groups 6-month mentorship program.

Submissions Guidelines:

All applicants must fill out the application form at one of the links below, including:

  •  a brief biography focusing on activities/education relevant to writing/illustration for young readers (maximum 200 words)
  •  statement describing how participating in the Creative Coaching Groups 6-month Mentorship Program would benefit you and your work.
  •  a kidlit manuscript sample (1 manuscript for picture book writers; 5 pages for other categories) or 3 sample illustrations (for illustrators)

To apply, fill out the appropriate form at the links below and upload your samples through the form.

Entries must be received by November 15, 2021 and all applicants will be informed of scholarship decisions in late November.

Application form for writers:

Application form for illustrators:

If you have any questions, please contact