Scholarships & Grants
The New Mexico Library Association offers a variety of scholarship and grant programs for its members. 2017 program descriptions and application procedures are provided below. If you have questions, please contact Kevin Comerford, Education Committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marion Dorroh Memorial Scholarship
The Marion Dorroh Memorial Scholarship supports new library professionals in New Mexico. The program provides scholarship awards to students enrolled in advanced degree programs in library and information science at ALA-accredited colleges and universities. This scholarship is available to both full-time and part-time students.
The deadline for 2017 Marion Dorroh Memorial Scholarship applications is May 1, 2017. Award winners will be notified by early June, 2017.
College Scholarship Fund
The NMLA College Scholarship Fund supports New Mexico library workers who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in library technology or school library certification. It can also be used for graduate study toward a teacher-librarian endorsement.
The deadline for 2017 NMLA College Scholarship applications is May 1, 2017. Award winners will be notified by early June, 2017.
Continuing Education Grants
The NMLA Continuing Education Grant program provides funds to New Mexico library workers to promote professional development, Continuing Education Grants may be used to attend workshops, conferences, and related activities. Awards of up to $200 are made on the basis of financial need.
Please note that due to a shortage of funds, continuing education grant applications will not be accepted this year until July 1, 2017.
Please apply in advance of the event for which you are seeking funds – No reimbursements for events already attended will be issued.
There is no deadline for Continuing Education Grant applications, however funds available are limited and are distributed in the order that applications are received.
Please contact Kevin Comerford if you have any questions about applying for any of the NMLA scholarship or grant programs.