Scholastic Diversity and Inclusion Bookseller Scholarship 


Scholastic is thrilled to announce the launch of the Diversity and Inclusion Bookseller Scholarship, designed to support marginalized booksellers and bookstores in attending ABA Children's Institute. This scholarship, beginning with the 12th annual Children’s Institute, scheduled for June 10-12, 2024 in New Orleans, is dedicated to uplifting underrepresented voices within the world of children's literature. The scholarship's mission is to support and empower bookseller professionals in their efforts to build sustainable careers, expand their networks, and foster a community that offers support and solutions for challenges faced by independent booksellers.


Two applicants for the Scholastic Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship will be chosen at random to receive free registration for the Children's Institute, complimentary hotel accommodation during the event  and reimbursement for travel expenses as arranged by Scholastic (estimated value up to $2,500).


Eligibility requirements:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Applicants must be legal U.S. residents, at least 18 years old, currently residing in the United States, who are ABA members and identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ and run brick and mortar bookstores, pop-up bookstores, mobile bookstores, or online bookstores. The program is also open to such individuals  planning to open a bookstore in the future. 


The deadline for submissions has closed. We look forward to reopening the submission form in 2025.