PUBLISHED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021
by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association —
Each year, IBPA is offering several scholarships for IBPA members to attend IBPA Publishing University at no cost. offers premier educational opportunities to independent publishers and author publishers. The conference features an agenda designed to meet the unique needs of small publishers with in-depth learning sessions, powerful keynote speakers, a lively Expo Hall, networking events, and an industry awards dinner.
For the 2022 conference, IBPA is offering several scholarships for IBPA members and members of regional publishers associations to attend IBPA Publishing University at no cost. The scholarship covers the all-access ticket to participate in both the virtual (April 20-21) and in-person (April 29-30 at the Renaissance Orlando, Florida) portion of the conference, as well as an invitation to the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards dinner and ceremony. The total scholarship value is approximately $575.
New members of IBPA and those who have never attended IBPA Publishing University before are especially encouraged to apply. The scholarship application deadline is Nov. 30, 2021.
Applicants must be actively participating in the publishing process as a publisher of their own or others work, and in a position to benefit immediately from the scholarship.
In evaluating applicants, IBPA considers how the scholarship will assist the individual to become a successful publisher. IBPA also requires that the recipient share what they learned at IBPA Publishing University through an article published on the IBPA website and, if applicable, with regional publishers associations.
Questions in the Application:
- How will attendance at IBPA Publishing University assist the individual in their publishing career?
- How will attendance at IBPA Publishing University be translated into the day-to-day operations of the individual’s business?
- How will the scholarship winner share the information learned at IBPA Publishing University with their affiliate association or the IBPA community at-large? This sharing may take various forms, such as a published blog post, presentations at meetings, and mentoring of others throughout the year.
- Did the applicant win an IBPA Publishing University scholarship in 2021? To serve as many members as possible, a scholarship cannot be awarded to the same member two years in a row. After two years, scholarship winners are welcome to reapply.
Visit this link for more information and to apply for the scholarship.