2018 Scholarships Supporting Future Librarianship

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 $4000 scholarships available
Charlesa Lowell Scholarship | $1400 (Note that as of October 2017 this scholarship availability and amount are currently under review and subject to change.)
Grace Estelle Wheeless Scholarship | $2000

Due Date: January 31, 2018
DLA Scholarship Application Form  2018 (use for all three)

High School Juniors and Seniors
Linda Walge Penman Scholarship | $700
Due Date: January 31, 2018
Application Form: Penman Scholarship Application Form

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, 2018
Application Information

University of Delaware Library
Library Student Assistant Scholarship

Amount: $750
Due Date: View website for more details
UD Scholarship Information
UD Scholarship Application Form

Awards & Citations