IBPA Affiliate Scholarship Program
BPA’s Affiliate Scholarship Program provides opportunities for members of affiliate associations who are interested in advancing their publishing program the opportunity to attend IBPA’s annual Publishing University and to become successful independent publishers. IBPA awards one complimentary ticket to attend Publishing University to each affiliate, each year. Applications are submitted online here. After checking with the affiliate associations to confirm members, the IBPA staff awards scholarships to the candidates who meet the established criteria.
The scholarships are intended for publishers who need assistance in growing their publishing program. The recipient will be able to attend Publishing University at no charge. All food functions and special events are also included. IBPA encourages affiliate associations to provide a stipend to help cover the recipient’s travel and accommodation cost. Please check with your local association to see if this is being offered.
In evaluating applicants, IBPA will consider how the scholarship will assist the individual to become a successful publisher. We also require that the recipient share what they learned at Publishing University with their affiliate association members.
For more information visit the IBPA Affiliate Scholarship Program webpage.
Past Scholarship Recipients
2010: not awarded
2009: not awarded
2008: Barry Schoenborn (Los Angeles)
2007: not awarded
2006: Loraine Holden (Washington, D.C.)
2005: Loraine Holden (unable to attend)
2004: Barbara DesChamps (Chicago)
2003: Lew Osteen (Los Angeles)
2002: Naida West (New York)
2001: Janice Marschner (Chicago)
year unknown: Bob Dreizler, Karen Gedig Burnett