To ensure every bookseller has the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to the American Booksellers Association’s 2019 Winter Institute, ABA has extended the application deadline to July 15.
The application form opened earlier than in previous years in order for ABA to notify winning booksellers of their scholarship before Winter Institute registration opens in September.
Booksellers attending the fall regional trade shows will also have a chance to win a scholarship by submitting a business card at the ABA booth.
The 14th annual Winter Institute (Wi14) will be held January 22–25, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Scholarships will cover the conference fee; up to four nights plus tax at a hotel in the ABA block; and transportation costs up to $400.
Scholarships are open to booksellers from ABA member stores that did not have a Winter Institute scholarship winner in 2017 or 2018. The deadline to apply is now July 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Winners will be announced in August.
Booksellers with questions about Wi14 and/or the scholarship application process should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.