Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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 several annual scholarships. Donations to the Memory Fund are welcome throughout the year.

NOTE: Following National guidelines, you are only allowed to apply for one scholarship per calendar year.


The Ruth Landers Glass Scholarship (Writers) – Deadline March 15, 2018

We are excited to announce the 2018 Ruth Landers Glass Scholarship for NESCBWI writers. As some of you may know, Ruth Landers Glass was an active member in NESCBWI who nurtured aspiring writers. She was an artist, writer and founding member of two Newton, Massachusetts, critique groups that helped many writers move toward publication. The scholarship provides writers with an opportunity to attend the NESCBWI conference for one day. Read more . . .


The Ann Barrow Illustration Scholarship (Illustrators) – Deadline March 15, 2018

NESCBWI will award a scholarship to the 2019 New England conference, in memory of Ann Barrow, a dedicated SCBWI member & teacher, who illustrated over 20 children’s books including Big Blue, published by Charlesbridge in 2004, Butterflies in My Garden, published by Mondo in 2003 and Growing up Abenaki, written by Joseph Bruchac, published by Rigby in 2003. Her career began in 1977 and included book jackets, children’s magazines, greeting cards, giftware and portraiture. She was killed in 2006 in a tragic car accident. The scholarship provides illustrators with an opportunity to attend the NESCBWI conference for one day. Read more . . .


Marguerite W. Davol Picture Book Critique Scholarship (Writers) – Fall 2018

New England SCBWI is glad to offer a new scholarship for a picture book manuscript critique that honors the memory of Peg Davol, a longtime SCBWI member and author of picture books including The Paper Dragon, illustrated by Robert Sabuda, which won the Golden Kite Award. Peg was the mother of grown children and a retired preschool teacher when she began writing most seriously, and then was rarely seen without a yellow pad of paper. The scholarship will be given to two New England SCBWI members each year: one to a published member and one to a pre-published member. Each recipient will receive a critique from a published professional prior to the conference. After working with their professional, the winners will receive a free critique at the NE-SCBWI annual spring conference. Recipients will need to register for at least one day of the NE-SCBWI conference. More information will follow closer to application time.