Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Children's Lit signpostFinancial Aid for teachers and librarians

Hollins offers a fifteen percent tuition discount to teachers and librarians.
To apply: Submit documentation of your position as a teacher or librarian.

Are you an alumna/us of other Hollins programs?

Hollins offers a fifteen percent tuition discount to alumnae/i of the university.
To apply: Submit your class year and degree

The Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Scholarship

$1,000 for the best creative manuscript submitted. This award includes a reading by an editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Deadline: March 15
Apply

Internship with the annual journal Children’s Literature

Open to students in the M.A. and M.F.A. programs. This opportunity carries a $2,000 tuition stipend.
Deadline: February 15
To apply: Send a statement of your qualifications and reasons for applying to Julie Pfeiffer (jpfeiffer@hollins.edu), journal editor.

Early Literacy Project Book Award

These non-profit books are a cross-discipline collaboration with Hollins faculty from the education and psychology departments, written and illustrated by students in the Hollins University Graduate Programs in Children’s Literature. They are designed to offer parents/caregivers a training resource to increase awareness of the benefits of reading to children and techniques to use when doing so. The selected text and illustrations carry a tuition grant for the authors and illustrators. The Text Award offers a 4-credit tuition grant, and the Illustration Award a 6-credit tuition grant. A student submitting both text and illustration may receive an 8-credit award. Tuition awards may be used for upcoming classes or for the thesis.
Submission Guidelines will be available from the selection committee during each summer term.

Need-based partial-tuition grants are also awarded

To apply: Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the Hollins Graduate Financial Aid Application (PDF).

Students are eligible for federal loans

To apply: Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the Hollins Graduate Financial Aid Application (PDF).