This annual scholarship is available to applicants meeting the following criteria:
- Must be a WLA member who is a library employee working in a Wisconsin community with a current population of 5,000 or less or who works with library employees in those communities
- Planning to attend a workshop, conference, or other continuing education program within or outside Wisconsin
Application Form (due July 17)
Applicants must submit a completed application form, along with information on the proposed continuing education program. If any information cannot be submitted via the online application form, please forward to:
Scholarship Committee Chair
WLA Foundation, Inc.
4610 South Biltmore Lane
Madison, WI 53718-2153
Applicants will be notified by email. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the annual WLA fall meeting.
Scholarship Amount ($900 in 2017)
The scholarship’s monetary award varies and is based on funds available from the WLA Foundation, Inc.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of:
- Experience and background in library work
- Benefits of the scholarship, including potential to contribute to rural librarianship
- Need and desire for the scholarship
Affirmative action and equal opportunity principles will be applied. Racial or ethnic minorities, women and disabled persons are encouraged to apply and may identify themselves as such if they wish.
About Gloria Hoegh
This annual award memorializes the exceptional library career of Gloria Hoegh. Ms. Hoegh joined the Oshkosh Public Library staff in 1958, and eventually became the first Coordinator of the Winnefox Library System in 1978. Throughout her long career, she had a special interest in rural and small public libraries.
This scholarship is available to any library employee working in a Wisconsin community with a current population of 5,000 or less who is planning to attend a workshop, conference, or a continuing education program within or outside Wisconsin. Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: need and desire for the award, employment responsibilities, and potential to contribute to rural librarianship.