Valorena Publishing & Cocoa Kids Collection Scholarship

$500
1 winner$500
Awarded
Application Deadline
Mar 12, 2024
Winners Announced
Apr 12, 2024
Education Level
Any
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Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school, undergraduate, or graduate student
Gender:
Female-identifying
Field of Study:
Literature, poetry, writing, editing, publishing, etc.
Race:
BIPOC/Multicultural
Education Level:
Gender:
Field of Study:
Race:
High school, undergraduate, or graduate student
Female-identifying
Literature, poetry, writing, editing, publishing, etc.
BIPOC/Multicultural

Picture books that feature children of color, tell stories of empowerment, and support literacy development are sorely needed in communities of color.

Books are the backbone of society, imparting valuable lessons starting at a young age. For children, books are often some of their first encounters with the world, which can be formative experiences impacting how they view society. The importance of diverse voices and characters in books cannot be overstated.

This scholarship is designed to empower BIPOC and multicultural women to live authentically and share their unique stories by supporting their studies in the creation of children's picture books.

Dr. Valerie Williams-Sanchez, the founder of Valorena Publishing and Cocoa Kids Collection®, envisions this scholarship to assist BIPOC and multicultural women pursuing studies relevant to the development of children's picture books.

Any female BIPOC/multicultural high school, undergraduate, or graduate student who has a creative portfolio and has published projects or is pursuing a course of study related to literacy, literature, poetrywriting, publishing, editing or illustration may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us about yourself and answer one or more of the questions below. 

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published November 21, 2023