Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I can has scholarship?
Yesterday I found out that I won SCBWI's Student Scholarship! The scholarship pays for admittance to the SCBWI summer conference in LA. I have never been to a SCBWI conference before, so I am super excited. Luckily a few friends from school are attending as well, so I'll have some moral support for my introverted self.
I am very honored and genuinely surprised to have received this award. The other student who won, Katie Kath, has a really really strong portfolio. When I applied for this scholarship, I remember telling my husband, "yeah, there's no way I'm going to win this." "Then why are you applying?" he asked. I think I said something like, "I dunno, I guess it's just good to put myself out there as much as possible. And it's free to apply, so."
Special thank you to my teacher Angela Dominguez who wrote my recommendation letter for the application. :)
If you are going to the conference in LA, I will see you there!