The Peggy Connelly Scholarship honors children’s author Peggy Connelly, a member of Writers of Kern, who encouraged and supported new writers. Just as her books encouraged young readers, this scholarship continues her legacy by helping writers of children’s literature.
Up to two $500 scholarships* are available annually to provide financial support to Kern County writers of children’s literature.
All aspiring and established children’s authors may apply. Awards support research, travel, education, or other necessities in the pursuit of a children’s picture book, Middle Grade, or YA writing project.
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* Judges reserve the right to make no award if the number or quality of entries is insufficient.