Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Announcing the 2021 RA and Carmen Oliver On-the-Verge Scholarship Winners

The Austin SCBWI Chapter awards the Regional Advisor Scholarship and the Carmen Oliver On-the-Verge Scholarship to pre-published, unagented kidlit or teenlit authors to help them on their writing journey.

This year, our scholarship judges had a tough time narrowing the field, because of the consistently high quality of submissions. We encourage all the scholarship applicants to keep honing their craft and sharing their work.

Congratulations to our 2021 scholarship winners who will receive free registration to our 2021 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference (online this year). Both scholarships also provide mentorship opportunities to the winners.

RA Scholarship Winners: Sanjeevi Gunarathna and Lakisha “Kay” Marc-Charles

Carmen Oliver On-the-Verge Annual Austin SCBWI Conference Scholarship Winner: Dedra Davis