Peggy Connelly Scholarship Available

Peggy Connelly Scholarship

Calling all Kern County Children’s and YA Writers!

Writers of Kern’s Peggy Connelly Scholarship application period open until March 31!

What’s the deal?

Peggy Connelly

Peggy Connelly

Writers of Kern supports writers of children’s literature. We’ve established up to two $500 scholarships*.  Winners can use scholarship monies in any way that helps them move forward with their work. We invite all Kern County aspiring and established children’s authors to apply.

Who was Peggy Connelly?

Peggy was a member of Writers of Kern who encouraged and supported new writers. Peggy encouraged young readers to become immersed in books and often donated her books to local elementary schools.  This scholarship continues her legacy by helping writers of children’s literature.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about writing good children’s literature, have a work in progress, and be interested in growing as a writer.

How do you apply?

The application process is easy. Just go to  and begin.

The Peggy Connelly Scholarship committee eagerly awaits your application and submission.

*Judges reserve the right to make no award if the number or quality of entries is insufficient.


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