Scholarships Supporting Future Librarianship

View list of 2021 DLA Scholarship Recipients

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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 $4500 scholarships available
Grace Estelle Wheeless Scholarship | two $1000 scholarships available

Due Date: March 15, 2023
DLA Scholarship Application Form 2023 (use for both)

High School Juniors and Seniors
Linda Walge Penman Scholarship | $500
Due Date: March 15, 2023
Application Form: Linda Walge Penman Application 2023

Other Scholarship/Incentive Opportunities

Delaware Division of Libraries (DDL)
Ada Leigh Soles Memorial Professional Librarian and Archivist Incentive Program
Amount: Varies
Due Date: April 1 – June 1 each year
Application information can be found on the home page of DDLs Professional Development LibGuide in the Financial Assistance for Library Education box

University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
Student Assistant Scholarship, 2023 – 2024

Amount: $1000
Due Date: May 1, 2023
Scholarship Information

Awards & Citations