Scholarships Supporting Future Librarianship

View list of 2021 DLA Scholarship Recipients

View list of 2020 DLA Scholarship Recipients

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) offers 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 Scholarships, 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 | two $1500 scholarships available

Due Date: April 1, 2022
DLA Scholarship Application Form 2022 (use for both)

High School Juniors and Seniors
Linda Walge Penman Scholarship | $1000
Due Date: April 1, 2022
Application Form: Linda Walge Penman Application 2022

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: May 20, 2022
Application Information

University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
Student Assistant Scholarship, 2020-2021

Amount: TBD
Due Date: TBD
Scholarship Information

Awards & Citations