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Conference Scholarships

ACRL Conference Scholarship
ACRL Scholarships provide opportunities for the academic and research library community to expand their professional horizons, update their skills and knowledge, and learn more about current issues and developments in academic and research libraries by participating in the premiere ACRL professional development experience.


ACRL Value of Academic Library (VAL) Travel Scholarship
Each applicant must be a member of ACRL and employed as a librarian or information professional in an academic or research library in the year prior to application for the travel scholarship. As of spring 2020, this program has been suspended.


ALA Emerging Leaders Sponsorship (APALA)
Each year, APALA sponsors one member to participate in the ALA Emerging Leaders Program. APALA will contribute up to $1000 for expenses ($500 each for the ALA Annual Conference and ALA Midwinter Meeting).


APALA Travel Grant
The Travel Grant will fund one APALA member to attend the conference and will be used to help cover registration and travel expenses. Students or employees, with or without an MLS or equivalent degree, working in libraries, archives or other information organizations, are eligible to apply. 


CLA Conference Scholarship
Priority is given to students, paraprofessionals, those un-/under-employed, and those with employers that cannot support conference attendance fees. 


NASIG 2024 Grants, Awards, and Scholarships
2024 grants, awards, and scholarships are to be awarded at the Annual Conference. NASIG has now opened the application cycle for all the 2023 awards for the 38th Annual Conference. 


SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship
Conference travel award of up to $1500 will be given to a master’s student in an ALA-accredited library and information science or archival studies program.


SCELC Awards and Scholarships
Provide various types of funds for library staff at Member institutions, from online and in-person conference / professional development attendance, to funding research or other projects that will benefit our consortial community.

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