Jack W. Swanson Scholarship

It isn’t too early to think about the 2020 scholarship winners and we need your help! Think about your employees and colleagues that would benefit from this experience and don’t forget to donate (any amount welcome!) to our GoFundMe “Next Generation Campaign” with its new goal of $20,000!

To apply for the scholarship to PubWest 2020, send a letter of introduction explaining your professional and academic background and why you’re interested in a book publishing career, along with a letter of support from one professional or academic reference.

Please send applications to: Scholarship Committee, PubWest, 17501 Hill Way, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. Applications must be received by Friday, January 3, 2020.


In 2013, the Jack W. Swanson scholarship was established to bring book publishing interns or first- or second-year publishing-house employees to a PubWest conference. To learn more about Jack W. Swanson, click here.

The scholarship is funded from the sale of rights from Rail Ventures and by private donations from PubWest members who wish to encourage the next generation of book publishers.

The scholarship covers full conference tuition, travel, lodging, conference intensives, and other optional events. Only one winner will be chosen for the Jack W. Swanson scholarship.

Other scholarships may be awarded, but recipients of other scholarships may need to cover their own travel, lodging, conference intensives, or other optional events.


To donate to the Jack W. Swanson Scholarship fund, visit https://www.gofundme.com/PubWestNextGeneration or contact Kent Watson, Executive Director at kent@pubwest.org.