APPLICATION BACKGROUND AND INSTRUCTIONS


The IBPA Publishing University Scholarship Program provides IBPA members interested in advancing their publishing program the opportunity to apply for a complimentary ticket to IBPA Publishing University. IBPA awards one complimentary ticket to each IBPA affiliate and two complimentary tickets to at-large members (i.e., members not associated with an IBPA affiliate).

In evaluating applicants, IBPA considers how the scholarship will assist the individual in becoming a successful independent publisher or self-published author. It is also required that the recipient share what they learned at IBPA Publishing University with others through a blog post published on the IBPA website.

Applicants must be:

-- Members of both the sponsoring affiliate association and IBPA.*
-- Actively participating in the publishing process as a publisher of their own, or others, work.
-- In a position to benefit immediately from the scholarship.

* Two at-large scholarships are awarded for qualified applicants not associated with any affiliate association.

Some of the points IBPA considers when evaluating applicants:

-- How will the scholarship assist the individual in his/her publishing career?
-- How will attendance at IBPA Publishing University be translated into the day-to-day operation of the individual's career?
-- How will the individual share the information learned at IBPA Publishing University with others? This sharing may take various forms, such as blog posts, presentations at monthly meetings, and mentoring of others throughout the year.
-- Did the applicant win an IBPA Publishing University scholarship in 2019? To serve as many members as possible, a scholarship cannot be awarded to the same member two years in a row. After two years, scholarship winners are welcome to reapply.

The estimated value of the scholarship is $400. It includes:

-- Full attendance at the IBPA Publishing University, scheduled for April 3-4, 2020 (with preconference sessions on April 2nd).*
-- Networking opportunities with peers and mentors.
-- Face-to-face access to some of the most respected names in the world of publishing.
-- And much more!

*The scholarship does not cover the cost of attending preconference sessions.

APPLICATION DEADLINE = November 30, 2019

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS NOTIFIED = December 15, 2019
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* 1. Are you a member of an IBPA affiliate association?

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* 2. If yes above, name the affiliate association here:

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* 3. Are you a member of IBPA?

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* 4. First Name:

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* 5. Last Name:

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* 6. Company

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* 7. Title:

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* 8. Address 1:

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* 9. Address 2:

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* 10. City, State, Zip Code:

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* 11. Phone:

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* 12. Email:

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* 13. Website:

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* 14. Number of years in publishing:

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* 15. Tell us about your current and future plans as a publisher (please limit response to 150 words or less):

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* 16. Tell us what you hope to gain from attending IBPA Publishing University (please limit response to 150 words or less):

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* 17. Tell us how you plan to share the information you gather at IBPA Publishing University with other members of the publishing industry (please limit response to 150 words or less):

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