New England SCBWI Scholarships

In 2005, our Region lost two friends and passionate mentors–illustrator Ann Barrow and writer Ruth Landers Glass. This loss inspired the SCBWI New England Executive Board to begin a Memory Fund that now finances two annual scholarships. 

The Ruth Landers Glass Scholarship is awarded to a writer based on the quality of a submitted writing sample. The Ann Barrows Scholarship is awarded to an illustrator based on the quality of a submitted portfolio of ten images. Both winners receive one day's free tuition to  the SCBWI New England event of their choice during the next calendar year. 

Donations to the Memory Fund are welcome throughout the year.

Ruth Landers Glass Scholarship Winners

  • 2006 – Kimberly Marcus for "Exposed"
  • 2007 – Elizabeth Quinn for "Leaving Jim"
  • 2008 – Joan Paquette for "Luchi, Undaunted"
  • 2009 – Jennifer Carson for "The Dragon Tapestries"
  • 2010 – Shoshanna Wingate for "The Dreamlands"
  • 2011 – Betsy Devany, "Savannah's Mountain"
  • 2012 – Kip Wilson, "The Girl Who Slept in the Poet's Ear"
  • 2013 – Nancy Tandon, "Say My Name"
  • 2014 – Mary E. Cronin for "Menders"
  • 2015 – Sarah Ignatius  for "The Devil's Kaleidoscope" 
  • 2016 – Jeanne Zulick-Ferruolo for "Ruby in the Sky"

Ann Barrows Scholarship Winners

  • 2006 – Lesley Breen Withrow
  • 2007 – Sarah Brennan
  • 2008 – Unknown
  • 2009 – Michelle Henniger
  • 2010 – Marit Menzin
  • 2011 – Unknown
  • 2012 – Marcela Staudenmaier
  • 2013 – Unknown
  • 2014 – Sarita Rich
  • 2015 – Rongyuan Ma
  • 2016 – Laura Ferraro Close
  • 2017 – Elena Pavlova

Peg Davol Scholarship Winners

  • 2016 Published – Doe Boyle for "Crooked Road, Crooked Tune"
  • 2016 Pre-Published – Marianne Kuzujanakis for "Let Them Fly"