Helen H. Bennett Scholarship

Scholarship History
Helen H. Bennett was Supervisor of School Libraries in the Delaware Department of Public Instruction.  Mrs. Bennett was dedicated to the development and advancement of school library services and school librarians. She established a scholarship endowment and left her estate to the Delaware Library Association to support the training of professional librarians. 

Amount
Three $4000 scholarships available

Eligibility
A student working for library certification, an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science, or a Doctoral Degree. The successful recipient agrees to work in a library in Delaware.  Preference will be given to those who are seeking careers as school librarians and members of the Delaware Library Association.

Application Deadline
January 31, 2018

Application Requirements

  • Submit a completed application form — Scholarship Application Form 2018
  • Final transcript from institution awarding baccalaureate degree.
  • Proof of acceptance into a library certification program, an ALA-accredited graduate program, or a Doctoral program.
  • Transcript of graduate courses already completed (if applicable).
  • Applicant’s Affirmation of Intention to Work in a School-Oriented Library in Delaware (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.

Contact
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@lib.de.us

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