SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

New England SCBWI Scholarship History

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 several 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 five 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 for “Savannah’s Mountain”
  • 2012 – Kip Wilson for “The Girl Who Slept in the Poet’s Ear”
  • 2013 – Nancy Tandon for “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”
  • 2017 – Rebekah Lowell
  • 2018 – Cassie Gustafson

Ann Barrows Scholarship Winners

  • 2006 – Lesley Breen Withrow
  • 2007 – Sarah Brennan
  • 2008 – Unknown
  • 2009 – Michelle Henniger
  • 2010 – Marit Menzin
  • 2011 – Shoshanna Wingate Thomas
  • 2012 – Marcela Staudenmaier
  • 2013 – Brianne Hills
  • 2014 – Sarita Rich
  • 2015 – Rongyuan Ma
  • 2016 – Laura Ferraro Close
  • 2017 – Elena Pavlova
  • 2018 – Dan Travis

Peg Davol Scholarship Winners

  • 2014 – Dana Meachen Rau – Published
  • 2014 – Tamara Ellis Smith – Pre-Published
  • 2015 – Matt Forrest Esenwine
  • 2015 – Mary Morton Cowan
  • 2016 – Doe Boyle – Published – for “Crooked Road, Crooked Tune”
  • 2016 – Marianne Kuzujanakis – Pre-Published for “Let Them Fly”
  • 2017 – Vivan Kirkfield – Published
  • 2017 – Rebecca Caprara – Pre-Published
  • 2018 – Thea Guidone – Published
  • 2018 – Maureen Houlihan – Pre-Published

 

NESCBWI offers other scholarships and awards:

Jane Yolen Yale Scholarship Winners

  • 2018 – Rebecca Caprara, Shirley Fadden

Peter Davis Emerging Artist Scholarship Winners

  • 2018 – Elissa Turnbull