Scholarships Supporting Future Librarianship

View list of 2023 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 $750 scholarships available

Due Date: April 1, 2024
DLA Scholarship Application Form 2024 (use for both)

High School Juniors and Seniors
Linda Walge Penman Scholarship | $700
Due Date: April 1, 2024
Application Form: Linda Walge Penman Application 2024

Other Scholarship/Incentive Opportunities

Delaware Division of Libraries (DDL)
Ada Leigh Soles Memorial Professional Librarian and Archivist Incentive Scholarship
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

Scholarship Information

Awards & Citations