MLA Educational Scholarship Fund

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, MLA is able to provide multiple educational opportunities for its members. The MLA Educational Scholarship Fund will be geared toward the continued professional development of individual library workers who are MLA members and who have an interest in attending any MLA sponsored program and event. This fund will reduce financial barriers and uplift professional development and advance career goals by providing resources to be used for attendance at MLA conferences, workshops, or educational events of applicants’ choosing.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be an individual member of MLA, working in a public, school, academic, tribal, or special library, OR applicant must be an MLA Organizational Library Member applying on behalf of any staff member if that person is an individual member of MLA.
  • Applicant must detail the value of the scholarship to their work including how the activity will advance their capacity and/or increase their ability to impact and transform the library profession.

View the MLA Educational Scholarship Fund guidelines.

Applicants belonging to groups historically and currently underrepresented in the library profession are also invited to explore the MLA Future Pathways Grant Program, formerly known as the Equity Fund.

Click here to submit your application

Application Deadlines

Event Application Deadline
MLA Annual Conference 2023 September 8, 2023
Think Space November 3, 2023
Spring Institute for Youth Services 2024 February 16, 2024
Surviving and Thriving as a Library Director March 15, 2024
Leadership Academy March 15, 2024

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