Scholarships Supporting Future Librarianship

View list of 2019 DLA Scholarship Recipients

View list of 2018 DLA Scholarship Recipients

View list of 2017 DLA Scholarship Recipients

The Delaware Library Association (DLA) and the Friends of the Newark Free Library offer scholarships to assist students enrolled in a library certification, ALA-accredited Master’s Degree, or Doctoral Degree program, as well as high school students wishing to pursue a career in librarianship or writing.

Contact Katie McDonough (katie.mcdonough AT, Chair of the DLA Scholarship, Awards & Citations Committee, or any member of the Executive Board with questions.

DLA Scholarships

Library Certification, Master’s, or Doctoral Degrees
Helen H. Bennett Scholarship | three $5000 scholarships available
Grace Estelle Wheeless Scholarship | $1600

Due Date: January 31, 2020
DLA Scholarship Application Form 2020 (use for both)

High School Juniors and Seniors
Linda Walge Penman Scholarship | $800
Due Date: January 31, 2020
Application Form: Linda Walge Penman Application 2020

Other Scholarship/Incentive Opportunities

Delaware Department of Education, Higher Education Office
Ada Leigh Soles Memorial Professional Librarian and Archivist Incentive Program
Amount: Varies
Due Date: June 1, 2020
Application Information

University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
Student Assistant Scholarship, 2018-2019 – STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED

Amount: $1000
Due Date: April 14, 2019
Scholarship Information
Application Form

Awards & Citations