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Young Writers Scholarship Program

Welcome to the Young Writers Scholarship Program, an exciting opportunity presented by the Perth Amboy Free Public Library in partnership with Janine Hernandez’ Book Publishing Academy! This program is designed to empower young writers in our community by providing them with the resources and support they need to publish their own books.

About the Program:

Through a generous grant provided by the Book Publishing Academy, founded by Perth Amboy native Janine Hernandez, selected participants will receive a full scholarship valued at over $5,000. This scholarship includes access to comprehensive online courses covering the entire publishing process, as well as bonuses such as AI for writers, marketing guidance, and bi-weekly group coaching.

How to Apply:

The application process is free and open to all youth interested in pursuing their passion for writing. Applicants are required to fill out an application form and provide a brief explanation of why they believe they should win this scholarship.


Selected participants must be willing to commit to attending 2-4 virtual meetings to collaborate on their book projects. Additionally, participants must be dedicated to completing the editing and publishing process within the specified timelines.


Application Process: 1.5 months

Virtual Meetings: 2-4 meetings to decide on book titles and cover themes

Editing Process: 1 month

Publishing Process: 1 month

Selection Process:

After the application deadline, the selection committee will review all applications and choose a minimum of four participants to join the program. Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance and provided with further instructions for the program timeline.

Next Steps:

If you're a young writer with a passion for storytelling, don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to bring your book to life! Register now for the Young Writers Scholarship Program and take the first step towards becoming a published author.

Register Here:

Application Deadline: June 21, 2024

Notification Date: June 28, 2024

For more information or inquiries, please contact the Perth Amboy Free Public Library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 732-826-2600.

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