Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


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treeWe know the conferences and retreats are expensive, so SCBWI Oregon offers a number of scholarships each year. They are open to writer, illustrator, or writer/illustrator members of SCBWI who resides in Oregon or Clark County Washington only.

Funding for past scholarships was made possible by a donation in memory of Dolores Barnes (Barb Herkert’s mom), a teacher for over 30 years who believed in the power of books to change children’s lives.

2018 Scholarships Are Available for the Following Events:

Spring Conference—May 19-20, 2018
Amount: $50

Fall Retreat—September 20-23, 2018
Amount: $200.
Due to our fundraiser auction at the conference, we are able to offer several larger scholarships this year.
Scholarship Deadline: July 22, 2018

treeHow to Apply:

Fill out the Scholarship Application – 2018 Fall Retreat and save it with your name in the title of the file. Send the application and any attachments to the Co-RAs and Illustrator Coordinator–see email addresses below. Your application must be emailed. The applicant’s name must be included on all attachments.  Email date must be on or before the deadline for each scholarship.

Laura Byrd –

Kim Kasch –

Robyn Waters –

Notes:  By applying you are authorizing SCBWI Oregon to use your name in publicizing if you are a winner. Scholarship recipients are not eligible for a second Scholarship. If the judges deem that no entry qualifies, the award for any scholarship may not be given out.



Spring Conference: Shana Targosz


Our 2017 Scholarship Recipients were:

Patricia Collins for Storytime, a Novel Intensive.
Kara Frost for the 2017 Fall Retreat.