This annual scholarship is available to applicants meeting the following criteria:
- Current or permanent Wisconsin resident
- Admitted to the master’s degree program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies 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
Application Form (due July 17)
Applicants must submit a completed application form. If any information requested cannot be provided via the online submission form, please forward such to:
Scholarship Committee Chair
WLA Foundation, Inc.
4610 South Biltmore Lane, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53718-2153
Applicants will be notified by email. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the annual WLA fall meeting.
Scholarship Amount ($1,600 in 2017)
The scholarship’s monetary award varies and is based on funds available from the WLA Foundation, Inc. The recipient may receive this award only once.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of:
- Experience and background in library work or in working with children and youth
- Career plans in the library profession in library media or youth services
- Need and desire for scholarship
- Past academic performance
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 Vida Cummins Stanton
This scholarship fund was endowed by Vida C. Stanton, retired Assistant Professor, University of Milwaukee School of Library and Information Science. Ms. Stanton served as President of the WLA in 1992. She has served on the WLA Foundation Board since 1998. She was elected WLA Foundation President in 1999 and served in that role through 2003.
To qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be a Wisconsin resident who has been admitted to the UW-Milwaukee SLIS as a part-time or full-time student to pursue a Master’s degree in the library media or youth services program.