The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation will begin accepting applications for its annual Higher Education Scholarship Program on January 14, 2018. Applications will be accepted until March 5, 2018.
Binc will award up to $109,000 in scholarships to eligible bookstore employees/owners, Independent Bookseller Association employees, as well as former Borders Group employees. Dependents of these employees are also eligible to apply. The awards will be broken down as follows: twenty-four (24) awards of $3,500, two (2) awards of $10,000, and one (1) Karl Pohrt Tribute Scholarship award of $5,000 granted to an independent bookstore candidate who has overcome learning adversity or is a non-traditional student.
Scholarship America (Scholarship Management Services) will again manage the 2018 scholarship program. The evaluation process will utilize selection criteria including financial need, prior academic achievement and leadership capabilities (including participation in school and community activities) as well as work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, and unusual personal or family circumstances.