MLA Education Fund Scholarship

MLA has a scholarship fund to assist with defraying costs for attending MLA workshops, educational events and the association’s annual conference.

Eligibility Requirements to receive an MLA Education Fund Scholarship to attend MLA workshops and/or educational events:

  • Applicant must be an individual member of MLA to qualify for an “Individual Member Scholarship.”
  • Organizational members may apply for a scholarship on behalf of any staff member if that person is an individual member of MLA.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need and effectively articulate the value of the scholarship to their work.
  • Members are eligible to receive one scholarship per lifetime.
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Application Deadlines


Application Deadline

Annual Conference 2019 

September 6, 2019

Leadership Academy 2020   

September 6, 2019

Spring Institute 2020

February 7, 2020

Academic Libraries 2020

February 7, 2020

Workshops 2020

March 6, 2020

MLA/MALC Academic Libraries Scholarship

When the Michigan Academic Library Council (MALC) ceased operation, their bylaws stipulated that any remaining assets must be transferred to another 501©3 organization. MALC graciously chose MLA to receive the funds. Their donation has resulted, in part, in a scholarship fund to provide three (3) librarians and four (4) students with registration and travel expenses to attend the Academic Libraries Conference. To apply, download and complete the appropriate applications (librarian or student) and forward to MLA.

Additional Requirements for MLA/MALC Academic Libraries Scholarship:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited MLS/MLIS program.
  • Applicant must be a professional librarian working in an academic library (MLS/MLIS requirement.)

Applications are for an MLA/MALC Scholarship are due February 7, 2020.