Jack W. Swanson Scholarship

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 apply for the Jack W. Swanson Scholarship for PubWest 2018 in Pasadena, California, send a letter of introduction explaining your professional/academic background and why you’re interested in a book-publishing career, along with a letter of support from one professional or academic reference by January 11, 2018.

Please send applications to: Scholarship Committee, PubWest, 17501 Hill Way, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

To donate to the Jack W. Swanson Scholarship fund, please contact Kent Watson, Executive Director at kent@pubwest.org.