SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCHOLARSHIP DOOR PRIZE

Each year at the Conference Farewell we offer the 

Hooks Scholarship Award in honor of William H. Hooks.

This is an open drawing to all who attend the SCBWI C Annual Fall Conference. 

The drawing takes place on Sunday after the closing keynote. 

You must be present to win! 

In 2009, SCBWI Carolinas initiated the William H. Hooks Memorial Scholarship to honor this prolific children’s author who was  a founding member of the SCBWI Carolinas Chapter and gave willingly of his time, energy and experience to all who were interested in writing for children.

This is an open drawing to all who attend the SCBWI C Annual Fall Conference. The drawing takes place on Sunday after the closing keynote.

Born in Whiteville, North Carolina in 1921, Bill attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He has been a social studies teacher, a dance instructor, and a choreographer of dance. He was the Director of the Bank Street College Publications Group and educational consultant to CBS for the Captain Kangaroo show. He wrote more than 50 children’s books. His best known book, Pioneer Cat (Random House, 1988), was named an American Library Association Notable.

PAST WINNERS:

2018          Michelle Mullen 

2017          Chrystal Giles

2016           John Strong

2015           Christie Wild

2014           Gabriella Charbonnet

2013           Clay Morrell

2012           Jen McConnell

2011           Kelly Dyksterhouse

2010           Maria Nolletti Ross

2009           Donald Robinson