Applications for publisher-sponsored scholarships to the 2016 ABC Children’s Institute, to be held in Orlando, Florida, from June 21–23, are being accepted via a form on BookWeb until March 31. Scholarships are open to booksellers from ABA member stores that did not have a Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2014 or 2015. Scholarships will cover the conference fee, the cost of airfare or ground transportation up to $400, and two hotel nights plus tax.
Booksellers who dropped off a business card at the American Booksellers Association’s booth at one of the fall regional trade shows also have a chance at winning a scholarship to the Children’s Institute.
Registration for the American Booksellers Association’s fourth ABC Children’s Institute will open at the end of February. The institute will be held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International, immediately preceding the American Library Association’s Annual Conference. The event, which is once again sponsored by Baker & Taylor, is open to all ABA member booksellers.
An application demonstrates the bookseller’s interest in receiving a scholarship but does not guarantee selection. Winners will be announced in April 2016.
Apply for an ABC Children’s Institute Scholarship now; then watch for news about the ABC Children’s Institute in upcoming editions of Bookselling This Week.