Last Call: Apply for a Scholarship to Children’s Institute by December 4

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Booksellers who are interested in attending the 2019 ABC Children’s Institute are invited to submit their names by Tuesday, December 4, for the opportunity to win a scholarship. The chances of winning a scholarship are high, so booksellers are encouraged to submit their names as soon as possible.

The American Booksellers Association’s seventh Children’s Institute (Ci7) will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from Wednesday, June 26, through Friday, June 28. Registration for the institute is set to open in February.

ABA is committed to awarding a number of scholarships to booksellers from diverse backgrounds and aims to make Children’s Institute as welcoming and inclusive as possible. To assist scholarship discussions, booksellers can use the application to describe what makes them diverse, whether it is race, class, gender, sexual identity, physical ability, cultural background, or something else.

Booksellers from ABA member stores that did not have a Children’s Institute scholarship winner in 2017 or 2018 are eligible for the scholarships, which will cover the conference fee, the cost of airfare or ground transportation up to $400, and three hotel nights plus tax.

Scholarship winners will be announced ahead of registration; booksellers who have been chosen will be contacted directly.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Apply now.