Scholarship Programs

IBPA supports and encourages rising stars through the Affiliate Scholarship Program and the Jan Nathan Scholarship Program.

Affiliate Scholarship Program

IBPA’s Affiliate Scholarship Program provides opportunities for affiliate members interested in advancing their publishing programs the chance to attend IBPA’s annual Publishing University free-of-charge. IBPA awards one scholarship to each affiliate, each year. We also award one at-large scholarship to an IBPA member who is not also part of an approved affiliate. Applications are submitted online here.

The scholarships are intended for independent publishers and self-published authors who need assistance in growing their publishing program. The recipients receive a complimentary ticket to attend all seminars during the two-day Publishing University program, as well as all food functions and special events. IBPA encourages affiliate associations to provide a stipend to help cover the recipients’ travel and accommodations.

The Jan Nathan Scholarship Program

IBPA founder, Jan NathanThe Jan Nathan Scholarship Program celebrates the legacy of IBPA’s long-time executive director, Jan Nathan (photo left), by fostering professional small and independent publishing through education.

Established by the IBPA board of directors, the Jan Nathan Award Program is administered from funds contributed to the Jan Nathan Memorial Fund. Originally intended as an award to attend the Stanford Publishing Course which no longer exists, the Jan Nathan Scholarship Program is currently on hiatus pending further evaluation by the IBPA board of directors.