Charlesa Lowell Scholarship

Scholarship History
Charlesa Lowell served as the Kent County Librarian, Delaware Division of Libraries Deputy Director, and the Library Manager of the Newark Free Library. Among her many successes were the creation of Delaware Library Legislative Day and the Friends of Delaware Libraries. The Charlesa Lowell Scholarship is awarded in her memory by the Friends of the Newark Free Library.

More information about this award and past recipients can be found at:

 The scholarship amount that will be awarded for 2018 is $1400.  

A student studying for an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science. Some preference will be given to those applicants who are working or have worked at the Newark Free Library, Delaware, or lacking such an applicant, those who live in Newark, Delaware.

Application Deadline
January 31, 2019

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form — Scholarship Application Form 2019
  • Final transcript from institution awarding baccalaureate degree.
  • Proof of acceptance into an ALA-accredited graduate program.
  • Transcript of graduate courses already completed (if applicable)
  • Narrative statement of 500 words or fewer, including:
    • Specific documentation citing active participation in professional library organizations, library school activities, volunteer and work experiences, and any other related activities.
    • Personal philosophy of librarianship.
    • Personal future goals in the field of librarianship.

Katie McDonough, Chair, DLA Scholarships, Awards, & Citations Committee
Delaware Division of Libraries
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North
Dover, DE 19901
Email: katie.mcdonough AT

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