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DPI Community Scholarship Fund

DPI Community Scholarship Fund



Thanks to the generosity of Park & Fine Literary, Shambhala Publications, and countless alumni and friends, the Denver Publishing Institute will offer six full tuition scholarships for BIPOC applicants to the 2021 program through the DPI Community Scholarship Fund.


Denver Publishing Institute online: July 11 - August 6, 2021

The Denver Publishing Institute is the ideal launching pad for your career in book publishing. During four weeks, it will introduce you to the exciting and ever-changing world of book publishing. The course will provide a solid educational foundation and an excellent network for your subsequent job search.

The Institute is taught by industry professionals who work at trade, university, textbook, and small independent publishers throughout the country as well as in New York. Our graduates go on to publishing careers around the country and the world. You'll find some of our recent graduates at HarperCollins; Penguin Group; Oxford University Press; Chicago Review Press; Sourcebooks, Inc; Pearson; McGraw-Hill and many more.


Denver Publishing Institute:  Successful online program for SUmmer 2020

In response to COVID-19 circumstances, the University of Denver's Publishing Institute (DPI) moved to an online program for the Summer 2020 session. Students attended live online programming each day of the week (Monday through Friday) for the full four weeks of the program. The same group of industry leaders taught the online DPI program, and our DPI 2020 students accessed the same robust curriculum devoted entirely to books and completed the same assignments.

We at DPI took full advantage of technology to enhance the offerings for our online students, including the opportunity to network with DPI graduates currently working in publishing across the country. This new approach ensured our 2020 graduating students had all the tools necessary to enter a post-COVID-19 workforce that is likely to be much more virtual than was previously the case.

Student comments about the DPI 2020 online program:

"As a DPI 2020 graduate, I was a part of the first-ever completely remote season—and it was the best educational decision I have ever made!"

"Throughout the class I was given a fantastic look at the inner workings of the industry from editing to packaging, and narrowed down my interests and goals once I knew more about publishing."

Alumni stories

Denver Publishing Institute Alumnus Breaks the Mold at HarperOne

Denver Publishing Institute Alumna Takes on Editor Role at Penguin Random House (

University of Denver Alumna Uses English Degree as Gateway to Academic Publishing (

Who should apply?

  • College graduates seeking their first job in publishing
  • Career-changers interested in opportunities in the field
  • Those presently working in publishing who seek a broader view than a specialized job can provide
  • Librarians interested in knowing more about the industry that provides them with their books
  • Publishers, or students, from abroad who want to find out how it is done in the United States


July 8, 2020: We are honored to be selected by Simon & Schuster as a program recipient for The Carolyn Kroll Reidy Memorial Scholarship. Beginning in 2021, one applicant to the Denver Publishing Institute will be awarded a full scholarship covering tuition, room and board. This scholarship is specifically intended for candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the publishing industry, and the recipient will be chosen based on financial need and academic merit. Read more about the scholarship in Simon & Schuster's press release, issued on July 8, 2020.

Simon & Schuster's Press Release

June 10, 2020: Denver Publishing Institute Statement on Recent Events