After a two-year hiatus brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation and Macmillan are partnering again for the Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship.
Applications are now open for the scholarship program, which provides $500 to booksellers from traditionally under-represented groups to attend their region's fall trade show. Each scholarship can be used to cover the cost of travel, lodging and meals for one bookseller at each regional independent bookseller association's fall trade show.
To be eligible for a scholarship, a bookseller must have worked in a bookstore as a regular full or part-time employee for a minimum of 90 days, and the bookstore must be a member in good standing of one of the regional trade associations. The application includes three brief essay questions, and a panel comprised of publishers from Macmillan and members of the Binc program committee will choose the recipients.
Eligible booksellers have until 5 p.m. Eastern on August 15 to apply. More details can be found here.