The Vermont Library Association Board promotes professional librarianship in Vermont and encourages involvement in professional development within the state. In support of this, VLA has created a scholarship for those enrolled in a graduate-level library degree program.
VLA will award up to $1,500 to the selected, qualified applicant pursuing an MLS or MLIS degree. The check will go directly to the recipient’s educational program.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be enrolled in an MLS/MLIS program;
- Must be an active VLA member;
- Must live in Vermont and/or work in a Vermont library, and;
- Must not have received a scholarship from VLA in the past two years.
The scholarship will be administered by the Vermont Library Association Scholarship Committee. The committee reserves the right not to award a scholarship if qualified applicants are not found. Priority will be based on monetary need and potential for involvement, leadership, and commitment to Vermont Libraries.
The deadline for applications is November 15 each year, with the scholarship sent to the institution for the spring semester. Winners will be notified by December 15, and a check will be mailed after January 1.
Last update February 27, 2023.