Jack W. Swanson Scholarship

It isn’t too early to think about the 2021 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!

Jack Swanson Scholarship

To apply for the scholarship to PubWest 2021 in Denver, Colorado, please send a letter of introduction providing relevant information about your professional and academic background and why you are interested in a book publishing career, along with a letter of support from one professional or academic reference.

The scholarship covers full conference tuition and scheduled meal events, travel, lodging, and other optional events*. One winner will be chosen for the Jack W. Swanson scholarship. Please send applications to: Scholarship Committee, PubWest, 4207 SE Woodstock Blvd. Unit 253, Portland, OR 97206. Applications must be received by Monday, January 4, 2021.

Other partial scholarships may be awarded, but recipients may need to cover their own travel, lodging, or other optional events and/or recipients may be asked to assist the PubWest staff by working the registration desk or conference events.

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.

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. To learn more about Jack W. Swanson, click here.

*The Jack D. Swanson scholarship is nontransferable and there is no cash value. Travel expenses include one round trip lowest price airfare for out-of-town recipients and transfer to hotel, to be arranged by the PubWest office. All expenses must be approved by the PubWest office and anything accrued outside of this will not be reimbursed.


To donate to the Jack W. Swanson Scholarship fund, visit https://www.gofundme.com/PubWestNextGeneration or contact pubwest1(at)gmail.com