Scholarship Policy

Updated Scholarship policy, 2015


BK Authors Scholarship Policy

In our commitment to create a world that works for all, the BK Authors promotes inclusive representation of that world in all the organization's activities. We seek diverse participation in and contribution to the group’s activities, including our annual Marketing Workshop and Author's Retreat.

The BK Authors Board encourages every active member to encourage inactive members to attend these functions. To support our members requiring financial assistance and to ensure diverse representation, BK Authors budgets limited funds for scholarships to help cover a portion of a requesting member’s registration fee. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.  

Any BK Authors member, including  those serving on the Board of Directors, may apply for a scholarship. BK Authors reserves these grants to those who might not otherwise be able to attend; especially authors of color, BK Currents and Life authors, members residing outside the United States, and members under-represented in the broader membership.  

These awards will be granted only to those requesting assistance.  Interested members may request a scholarship by submitting a completed application form via this website (see below for link to application form). Information submitted on Scholarship Request Forms will be treated confidentially.

The BK Authors Board’s Officers (President, Treasurer, Secretary, and BK Board Liaison) will select successful scholarship recipients within one week following the function’s scholarship application deadline. 


If you have any further questions, please email Christél Fairchild, BK Authors Community Coordinator at

[Updated 04.18.18]