Since the Highlights Foundation Scholarship Program was first established in 1988, more than 275 scholarships have been awarded to applicants who wish to attend the Foundation's Annual Children's Writers Workshop at Chautauqua, New York. These scholarships make the experience of Chautauqua possible for many individuals who might otherwise not have the opportunity or the resources to participate.
Individuals with a serious interest in writing for children and who have an established financial need are invited to apply. Scholarship applications are evaluated on an ongoing basis by the Highlights Foundation Scholarship Committee. Scholarships vary in the stipend awarded depending on an applicant's requirements and the funds available. Funds for scholarships come from two sources: a Foundation Endowment Fund or scholarships that are funded annually by donors.
This year the scholarship committee will be considering applications in two groups. It works in your favor if we receive your application early. The final deadline is February 12, 2010, but you are encouraged to apply BEFORE that date.
For more information on the Foundation Scholarship Program or to receive an application form, please contact:
Kent L. Brown Jr.
The Highlights Foundation