Scholarship Opportunities

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*Click on the link below to view and print a continuing education scholarship application form
Scholarship application 2017-18
TRaiLS 2017 continuing education scholarships are available to attend state, regional, and nationwide conferences and events. These scholarships are available to any director, media specialist, staff member, or trustee at libraries in the TRaiLS service area. Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee after the deadline to apply for each specific scholarship has passed. Scholarship recipients will be notified prior to the event with money awarded after attendance of the event.

American Library Association Annual Conference
June 21-26, 2018 in New Orleans, LA
Deadline to apply May 23, 2018
1 $830 Scholarship

NLA/NSLA Annual Conference
October 4-6, 2018 in Lincoln
Deadline to apply August 15, 2018
20 $250 scholarships

Association of Rural and Small Libraries Annual Conference
September 13-15, 2018 in Springfield, Illinois.
Deadline to apply June 13, 2018.
1 $500 scholarship

Public Library Association Biannual Conference
March 20-24, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA
Deadline to apply: December 20 2017
2 $1,000 scholarships

MPLA Leadership Institue
April 29-May 4, 2018 in Estes Park, CO
Deadline to apply April 15, 2018
1 $700 scholarship

Other C.E. Opportunities
Please submit applications at least one month prior to event
Roughly $4,133.00 available for other continuing education
opportunities. These funds are awarded at a 90/10 match up to $500.

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