Brenda Burchard, executive director of the Safer Society Foundation, Inc., has won IBPA’s inaugural Jan Nathan Scholarship. Burchard will receive full tuition and housing costs at the Stanford Publishing Course.

The award was created to honor longtime executive director Jan Nathan. It recognizes outstanding contributions to independent publishing by individuals and companies. Burchard manages Safer Society Press, an arm of the Safer Society Foundation, a non-profit that provides resources for the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. Burchard said she plans to use the knowledge she gains at Stanford to generate revenue for the press and market titles using social media.