Because of the Festival's financial success, Keene State College students have been recipients of some special benefits. In 1985 the Festival was able to begin providing scholarships to KSC students interested in further study of children's and/or adolescent literature. The scholarships give the students financial funding, enabling them to complete a three-credit independent study on the topic of their choosing.
Danielle Marra '96, a 1995-96 scholarship recipient, had the findings of her independent study on how National Geographic Standards could be taught through children's literature published in the August 1996 issue of the Journal of Geography. "That's quite an accomplishment for an undergraduate," says Festival Director David White, "to be able to go to job interviews with a published article under her belt!" This also applied to Jason W. Fraser '00, a 1999-2000 scholarship recipient who co-authored with Dr. David E. White the article "Insights from Authors: What Readers Can Learn about Self and Society" in the Fall 2001 issue of Journal of Children's Literature.
The individuals selected serve as Student Directors for the annual Festival and also serve on the selection committee for the next year's scholarship recipients.Applying for a scholarship
PurposeTo provide financial support for up to two students interested in further study of children's and adolescent literature. The amount of each scholarship is $1,000.
Each student shall be a full-time undergraduate who:
If a recipient of the scholarship at the beginning of the fall no longer meets all of the above provisions, the scholarship will be awarded to an alternate. A student can receive this scholarship only once.
Note: If the scholarship recipient is a senior and an education major, s/he must student teach during the spring semester. All recipients, even if graduating in December, must be available for a meeting in the spring to select the scholarship recipients.
Eligible students must submit the following to Dr. David E. White, S129 Rhodes Hall, Keene State College:
2012-2013 - Jenna Caswell, Jessica Lulka