Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Regional Advisor Scholarship

The Austin SCBWI RA Scholarship is awarded each year to a children’s book writer who has the passion and desire to pursue a career in this industry. It is designed to give the winning writer a good foundation from which they can continue to learn and grow as a children’s book author.

The recipient receives:

* Full scholarship to our annual conference to be held online this year (does not include critiques or pitch/consultation)

*One year membership to SCBWI (or a membership extension if the recipient is already a member)

* Craft and publishing questions answered by the Austin RA (Regional Advisor) Samantha M Clark, author of THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST and ARROW (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster) as time permits during 2021

Please note: This scholarship does not include critiques because we don’t want to put pressure on the winner to perform at a certain level. Our aim is to encourage, lift and guide the writer, so they can have a step in the right direction.


Members and non-members in Texas are eligible. Pre-published, unagented writers only.

Submission Instructions

Please submit via this form.

You will be asked to answer a few questions about your interest in writing and upload a writing sample of children’s literature (fiction or nonfiction, picture book or novel) up to three (3) pages. This should be formatted with standard formatting rules. Name the file with a keyword(s) from the title of your work (e.g.: HarryPotterSorcerer)

Application deadline is March 14, 2021.