Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


SCBWI-Illinois offers these scholarships:


Words in the Woods / Words on the Web: The Becky Mabry “Go for It” Scholarship

The Kathryn O’Connor Memorial Scholarship to attend SCBWI-Illinois Prairie Writers’ & Illustrators’ Day / SCBWI-Illinois Interactive

The Elizabeth Fama Prairie Writer’s and Illustrator’s Day / Illinois Interactive Scholarship

The SCBWI-Illinois sponsored Prairie Writer’s and Illustrator’s Day/ Illinois Interactive Scholarship

The Prairie Prize (established 2019) to Prairie Writer’s and Illustrator’s Day/ Illinois Interactive 

The 2019 Marvelous Midwest Illinois Regional Scholarship (2019 application closed 1/27/2019)

The 2020 LIFT AS YOU CLIMB SCHOLARSHIP with membership and attendance to SCBWI NY Conference



In order to learn more about each of the above opportunities, please use the menu to your right.


If you would like to make a donation to support any of these scholarships or the prize, please contact us at It is through generous donations that SCBWI-Illinois is able to make such opportunities available.