Every year, Independent Book Publishers Association offers members of Book Publishers Northwest interested in advancing their publishing program the chance to attend the IBPA Publishing University free-of-charge. IBPA awards one complimentary ticket to Publishing University to each affiliate, each year. Applications for the complimentary ticket are submitted online here. After checking with each affiliate association to confirm membership, IBPA awards scholarships to the candidates who meet the established criteria.
The IBPA scholarship is intended for independent publishers and self-published authors who need assistance in growing their publishing program. In evaluating applicants, IBPA considers how the scholarship will assist the individual to become a successful publisher. They also require that the recipient share what they learned at Publishing University with their affiliate association members
Book Publishers Northwest members have qualified for this scholarship annually since the program began. Applications can now be submitted online at IBPA. The 2016 IBPA Publishing University will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, in April.