Scholarship Program

2014 Higher Education Scholarship Program Results

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of their 2014 Higher Education Scholarship Program. The program awarded two scholarships at the $10,000 level and 51 scholarships at the $3,500 level, together totaling $198,500 to eligible current bookstore employees/owners and their dependents as well as former Borders Group employees and their dependents.

The scholars are a mix of traditional and non-traditional students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This group of students will be studying subjects as diverse as veterinary technology, financial planning, publishing and graphic design. 34 bookstores in 26 states, from Vermont to California, can claim a Binc Scholar.

Full List of 2014 Binc Foundation Scholarship Award Winners

Information about how booksellers can apply for the 2015 Scholarship Program will be released in early 2015. Stay tuned to this Scholarship Program page for more details.

Congratulations to our scholarship winners!

Higher Education Scholarships

For over a decade, the Foundation has focused on making a positive impact in the lives of bookstore employees by offering scholarships based on financial need, academic performance and community involvement. Scholarships have been awarded to bookstore employees and their dependents for full-time or part-time study at any accredited institution in the United States.

Over $1.3 million has been awarded to help defray the costs of higher education for more than 500 individuals. These booksellers and their family members received scholarship awards to help them achieve dreams of becoming educators, writers, engineers, doctors and more.

Past Higher Education Scholarship winners

Bios of the 2013 Binc Foundation Scholars

Bios of the 2012 Binc Foundation Scholars

Professional Development Scholarships

The Foundation believes that the future of healthy bookstores lies in the continuing education of the owners and employees. To encourage further business development and growth, the Foundation offers scholarships for the following professional events.

ABA Winter Institute

Scholarships to help cover room, meals and travel expenses are provided by the Foundation. Congratulations to our 2013 winners! Check back in 2014 for updated entry rules.

ABA Children’s Institute

Selected in partnership with the American Booksellers Association, the Binc Foundation will offer scholarships to cover room, meals and travel expenses to Children’s Institute. The scholarship winners are selected by the ABA and their names provided to Binc. The current ABA rules and regulations apply for these selections.

Book Expo America

In conjunction with the American Booksellers Association, the Binc Foundation will offer scholarships to help cover room, meals and travel expenses to BEA. Rules and regulations for these selections will be announced in March.

Regional IBA Conferences

Scholarships to help cover room, meals and travel expenses to the regional IBA Fall Conferences are offered by the Foundation.** The scholarship winners are selected by each regional IBA and their names provided to Binc. All current regional IBA rules and regulations apply for these selections.

* * These scholarships are provided for where available. Not all regional IBAs offer a scholarship program. Check with your regional IBA for information on how to apply.