Don't Miss Out on These Scholarships to the SIBA Discovery Show!
SIBA is committed to helping every bookseller who wishes to attend The Discovery Show find a way to come. Every year financial assistance is made available through the generous support of publishers and organizations who recognize what a vital resource the show is for stores. After all, stronger bookstores mean better sales for their books. This year SIBA has the following financial assistance and scholarship opportunities available.
The Macmillan Bookseller Professional Development Scholarship
In partnership with the Binc Foundation, The Macmillan Bookseller Professional Development Scholarship aims to encourage a greater number of individuals from underrepresented groups to choose and/or continue careers in bookselling. This scholarship will allow up to one bookseller to attend their regional trade show. Deadline is July 1. Click here to apply for the scholarship.
Based on financial need, this scholarship is available for a bookseller who has not been to SIBA in recent years because they have been unable to afford it. Write a letter of need & desire and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reba & Dave Scholarship Fund
Open to any bookseller, this scholarship allows ten bookstores, each with up to two booksellers, one hotel room for three nights, and two allpass tickets to the meals at the show. Includes up to $300 in travel expenses.
Write a letter of need & desire and email to email@example.com.
The Pat Conroy Scholarships, sponsored by Penguin Random House
Two scholarships are designated for booksellers who have never attended a SIBA Discovery Show. This scholarship is in keeping with the Penguin Random House’s fifteen-year tradition of supporting educational programming for booksellers at the event. The 2 scholarships will cover up to $1,000 of the winner’s travel, hotel, and meal expenses for the Discovery Show. To be eligible, a bookseller must be a full-time employee of a SIBA-member bookstore, working at any level or capacity.
To apply, the nominated bookseller should fill out the information below, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org:
YES! I have never been to SIBA and I would love to go.
Bookstore: where do you work? How long have you worked there and what is your current role?
Make Pat Conroy proud! Please write a short (two paragraphs is ideal) description of why you love being a bookseller and what you hope to get out of SIBA.
Scholarship winners will be announced before September 1.