Scholarships

Scholarships Available to NEIBA Members Booksellers

 

NEIBA Bookseller Scholarships for the Fall Conference

1. FRONTLINE BOOKSELLERS – FIRST TIME ATTENDEES – who have not attended the NEIBA Fall Conference in 2 years or more

The application must include your name, store name, position at the store, and a short essay telling us why you would like to attend the 2018 NEIBA Fall Conference and what your goals and expectations are.

2. FRONTLINE BOOKSELLERS, fewer than 5 years of experience

The application must include your name, store name, position at the store, and a short essay telling us why you would like to attend the 2018 NEIBA Fall Conference and what your goals and expectations are.

3. INAUGURAL FRIENDS OF NEIBA DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP– The Friends of NEIBA group is funding a $500 scholarship to NEIBA’s Fall Conference for diverse candidates. To apply, please write us in response to the following:

What does diversity in literature mean to you as a bookseller and why is it crucial to have diversity in the bookselling community?

Small print: Because diversity comes in many forms, and means different things to different people, we are not asking you to tick a box on this application as to how you feel you qualify for this particular opportunity. Instead, we’re trusting this community to honor this award with honesty. We at NEIBA are also committed to confidentiality and will withhold the winner’s name upon request.

Each of the Scholarships has a value of $500 to be used for two nights hotel and a full NEIBA Fall Conference meal package.

We would especially like to see booksellers from our smaller and mid-size stores who haven’t attended many NEIBA events due to small staff and/or lack of funds.

The determination of each scholarship will be made by the NEIBA Board of Directors.

The deadline to send the essay application is August 27th. Please send your essays to Nan Sorensen – nan@neba.org


James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus – Bookstore employees, publishing professionals, authors, or bookstore shoppers may submit bonus nominations on behalf of any current independent bookstore employee of an ABA member store. All past recipients of Patterson grants are eligible. Booksellers can self-nominate. Applications must be made online by completing and submitting the application form found at HERE. In all cases, the vetting process will include obtaining approval from the bookstore employee and store in question to confirm current employment. A total of $250,000 dollars will be available in bonuses ranging from $750 to $1,500 for distribution in December 2018. The bonuses will be announced through the website.


Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship (BINC) – One bookseller will have the life changing experience to attend two amazing bookselling events as well as receive a grant to make their community stronger. Applications are now open for the Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists, which will send a bookseller to the ABA’s Winter Institute 2019 and their 2019 regional trade show – but it doesn’t stop there. The Carla Gray Scholarship will also provide a grant of up to $1,000 for establishing and implementing a community outreach program through their store. For details and to Apply click  HERE.