Scholarships & Grants

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WLA Foundation scholarships are funded through generous charitable contributions.

Continuing Education Scholarships and Grants

WLAF George Bauer Memorial Fund Continuing Education Scholarship
Must be employed in a library in Wisconsin. Scholarship amount determined annually; $850 in 2014. Application deadline: June 15. Click here for online application.

WLAF Gloria Hoegh Memorial Fund Education for Rural Librarians Scholarship
Must be 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. Scholarship amount determined annually; $1,150 in 2014. Application deadline: June 15. Click here for online application.

Resource Sharing Round Table
RSRT offers $150 for a member of RSRT to attend the WLA Conference. Deadline: September 15

Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians
WAAL Conference Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students and academic paraprofessional staff. Deadline: Varies

Wisconsin Small Libraries Round Table 
WISLR offers $400 to attend the WLA Conference. Deadline: August 8

WLAF Library Education Scholarships

For students pursuing a MLS at UW-Madison SLIS or UW-Milwaukee SOIS.

Library Education Scholarship
Must be a current or permanent Wisconsin resident admitted to a master's degree program in library and information science at a Wisconsin school during the coming academic year beginning with the fall term as a part-time or full-time student. Application deadline is June 15. Scholarship amount determined annually; it will be $1,400 in 2014. Click here for online application.

Diversity Scholarship
Must be a current or permanent Wisconsin resident admitted to a master's degree program in library and information science or in library media at a Wisconsin school during the coming academic year beginning with the fall term as a part-time or full-time student and must meet specific demographic requirements. Application deadline is June 15. Scholarship amount determined annually; it will be $950 in 2014. Click here for online application.

Sally Davis Scholarship
Must be a current or permanent Wisconsin resident admitted to the master’s degree program in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the coming academic year beginning with the fall term as a part-time or full-time student. Application deadline is June 15. Scholarship amount determined annually; it will be $1,350 in 2014. Click here for online application.

Vida Cummins Stanton Scholarship
Must be a current or permanent Wisconsin resident admitted to the Master's degree program in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee during the coming academic year beginning with the fall term as a part-time or full-time student, pursuing a career in school library media or youth services program.Application deadline is June 15. Scholarship amount determined annually; it will be $1,600 in 2014. Click here for online application.

Scholarship Recipients