Florida Library Association Scholarships

The Florida Library Association (FLA) Awards & Honors Committee is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2024 FLA Scholarships will open Monday, January 22, 2024. The scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2024, and scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2024 Annual Conference at the Hilton Doubletree Universal Orlando.

Available Scholarships:

Three (3) FLA Library & Information Science graduate scholarships (At least $1,000 each):

o      The Florida State University MSLIS graduate program scholarship

o      The Bernadette Storck University of South Florida scholarship

o      Minority scholarship for MLS graduate students attending either school*

*To qualify for a Minority Scholarship, the candidate must belong to one of the following racial or ethnic groups: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern/North African, or American Indian/Alaska Native.

If qualified, applicants may apply for the Minority Scholarship in addition to the scholarship designated for their graduate school.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals who are graduating in May 2024 are not eligible because payment is made to the graduate school for the following semester.
To apply, all scholarship recipients must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a Florida resident of Florida
  • Have a current active membership in the Florida Library Association (FLA)
    • Applicants must include verification of membership as part of the application packet. For proof of membership, contact FLA at [email protected].
  • Have some work or volunteer experience in a Florida library
  • Have received admittance to the FSU or USF library/information graduate degree program
If awarded a scholarship, applicant must agree to the following requirements:
  • Commit to work in a Florida library for a minimum of one year after graduation
  • Commit to serving on an FLA committee during the year following graduation 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to Apply

Deadline for submission of the application packet is Friday, March 8, 2024.

Applications received by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, February 29, 2024, will be permitted to make corrections to the application package should deficiencies or omissions be identified by the Scholarship Subcommittee. Applicants submitting after February 29 will not have the privilege of making corrections or supplementing the application with missing information.

Complete application packets should be submitted online.  

Paper submissions will not be accepted.

Application packet must include:

  • Completed application (Application must be signed by applicants)

  • Current resume

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (Letters must be signed by recommenders.)

  • Proof of enrollment (Letter of acceptance or current transcript)

  • Proof of current FLA membership (For proof of membership, contact [email protected])

Please direct questions regarding the application process to Stacie Larson, FLA Scholarships Subcommittee Chair, [email protected]