Grace Estelle Wheeless Scholarship

Scholarship History
Grace Estelle Wheeless was a former president of the Delaware Library Association. The Grace Estelle Wheeless Scholarship was established in her honor, “…to aid Delaware students in library schools, or those who have completed college study but need assistance in earning their Master’s Degree.”

Two $1000 scholarships

A student working for library certification, an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science, or a Doctoral Degree.  The successful recipient will be a member of the Delaware Library Association.​

Application Deadline
March 15, 2023

Application Requirements

  • Submit a completed application form — Scholarship Application Form 2023
  • Final transcript from institution awarding baccalaureate degree.
  • Proof of acceptance into a library certification program, an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree program, or a Doctoral 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
Email: katie.mcdonough AT

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