The SCBWI Annual Winter Conference Shutta Crum Scholarship.

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2017 SCBWI – MI Chapter
The SCBWI Annual Winter Conference Shutta Crum Scholarship.

(Michigan members only.)
This scholarship will fund one Michigan SCBWI member's tuition for attendance at the Annual SCBWI Winter Conference at the Grand Hyatt in New York, NY. Dates: February 10-12, 2017. (Info: .) Early bird registration starts Oct. 24th. (Full early-bird registration fee only: $430.) Note: MI-SCBWI will fund transportation for the recipient up to $400.

Applicant must:
–have been an SCBWI-MI member for a minimum of three years.
–have not had more than two books published by a publisher-member of the Children's Book
–not have been an awardee of this scholarship in previous years.
–not have attended a National SCBWI conference in either LA or New York in any previous
year. (A former RA attending a national conference in his/her capacity as an RA is excepted.)
–submit the necessary form/information via email to Leslie Helakoski at: leslie AT helakoskibooks DOT com. NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT, DECEMBER 15, 2016.
–not currently be a member of SCBWI-Mi Chapter Advisory or a Non-Advisory Committee

The winning applicant will:
–be chosen at random by an appointed member of the SCBWI-MI AdCom from all qualifying applicants after midnight January 4, 2017. (In time to register before the end of the “early bird” period which ends on January 15, 2017.)
–be notified on or after January 5, 2017. BY PHONE. (Please include your phone number!). If the winner is unreachable by telephone the winner will be notified by email and must respond to that email within 72 hours or a new winner will be selected.
–be mailed a check for reimbursement of the registration fee (Not to exceed the cost of the early-bird registration fee.), once the winner can supply proof of his/her registration.
–will have his/her airfare covered by SCBWI-MI.
–be responsible for notifying SCBWI-MI coRegional Advisors in a timely manner if he/she cannot, in fact, attend. In such case, the winning applicant hereby states that he/she will refund to the organization any monies he/she was awarded. (NOTE: if time allows, a replacement awardee will be chosen at random from qualifying applicants.)

To apply, the following information below must be provided in an email to Leslie Helakoski at leslie AT helakoskibooks DOT com. (Feel free to copy and paste this form.) Failure to include any said information will result in disqualification.

PHONE: _____________________________________________________________
EMAIL: ______________________________________________________________
I have read and agree to the above criteria. I believe I qualify for the SCBWI Annual Winter Conference Shutta Crum Scholarship for 2017. By signing this email, I acknowledge that I will register in a timely fashion should I be awarded the scholarship, and I will notify SCBWI-MI in a timely fashion should I not be able to use the scholarship so that another member may be chosen.
Signature: ______________________________________ Date: ______________________