We will award up to twenty full scholarships to teachers and librarians who wish to attend our annual Seminar. We seek a diverse group of individuals who are making a positive impact upon readers in their communities, and we hope that participation in our literary community will inspire fresh engagement with literature in schools and libraries around the country.
Scholarship recipients will gain exposure to contemporary authors and texts, expand their professional network of teachers, librarians, and writers, and be inspired to bring new ideas to the institutions and communities they serve. Through tours of the Key West Public Library and its archives and visits to historical sites, they will engage with the local resources and history that animate the KWLS mission.
Scholarship packages include a full waiver of the Seminar registration fee of $575, and need-based financial assistance to offset lodging costs.
Priority will be given to those who have not previously received KWLS support.
The deadline to apply for the 2018 Seminar was June 15. Details about the 2018-19 application period will be available in spring 2018.
We will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Seminar in March 2018.