Starting May 2, booksellers are invited to apply for a chance to win a scholarship to the American Booksellers Association’s 2019 Winter Institute by filling out the Wi14 scholarship application form on BookWeb. Watch Bookselling This Week for the announcement and the link to the form.
The application form is opening earlier in the year in order for ABA to notify winning booksellers of their scholarship before Winter Institute registration opens in September.
Booksellers attending the fall regional trade shows will also have a chance to win a scholarship by submitting a business card at the ABA booth.
The 14th annual Winter Institute (Wi14) will be held January 22–25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Scholarships will cover the conference fee; up to four nights plus tax at the host hotel; and transportation costs up to $400.
Scholarships are open to booksellers from ABA member stores that did not have a Winter Institute scholarship winner in 2017 or 2018. The deadline to apply is June 30 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Winners will be announced in August.
Booksellers with questions about Wi14 and/or the scholarship application process should e-mail email@example.com.