The Foundation believes that the future of healthy bookstores and comic stores 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 and certificate programs.
The Binc Foundation and Penguin Random House have come together to foster and enrich the relationship between a bookstore and the community they serve. Through a generous donation from Penguin Random House, Binc will award $1500 to a bookstore that creates and implements a program that strengthens their connection to the community, enhances the bookstore’s mission, and nourishes a passion for reading.
The bookseller winning this scholarship will receive travel and hotel for attendance to Winter Institute, travel and hotel for attendance to their regional tradeshow, and a stipend to fund a community outreach project.
The Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship aims to strengthen the industry by encouraging a greater number of individuals from underrepresented groups to choose and/or continue careers in bookselling. This scholarship will allow up to one bookseller to attend each of the fall regional trade shows.
The ABA accepts applications for scholarships to help cover room, meals and travel expenses. Scholarship winners are selected by the ABA and the funds are provided by the Foundation. The current ABA rules and regulations apply for these selections.
The Binc Foundation offers scholarships to cover room, meals and travel expenses to Children’s Institute. The scholarship winners are selected by the ABA. The current ABA rules and regulations apply for the