VLA Professional Development Grant

The Vermont Library Association (VLA) promotes professional librarianship in Vermont, and encourages involvement in professional development among its members.

To this end, VLA’s Professional Development Grant, managed by the Scholarship and Awards Committee, provides the recipient with up to $250 for a professional development program such as a workshop, conference, or continuing education course. Applications are accepted twice a year, and priority is given by monetary need, library involvement, leadership, and commitment to Vermont libraries.  Grant recipients are required to write a brief account of their professional development opportunity for VLA News, our quarterly email newsletter.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an active VLA member;
  • Live in Vermont and/or work in a Vermont library; and
  • Have not received a scholarship from VLA in the past two years.

Click here for Professional Development Grant Application


May 1 (with winners notified on June 1)
August 1  (with winners notified on September 1)

Last updated June 12, 2024.