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Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Richard Peck Scholarship

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Longtime Festival supporter Richard Peck made a generous donation in 2016 that now provides an annual stipend to offset the cost of attending the Kaigler Festival.  Applications are due the second Friday of January each year.

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Questions about the Richard Peck Scholarship?  Please contact Ellen Ruffin at 601-266-6543 or by email at ellen.ruffinFREEMississippi.  


Richard Peck Donation


Pictured from left, Ellen Ruffin, curator of the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Dr. John Eye, dean of University Libraries; University Provost Dr. Steve Moser; President Emeritus Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas; Peck; University President Dr. Rodney D. Bennett; Dr. Ann Blackwell, dean of the College of Education and Psychology; and Karen Rowell, coordinator of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival.

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