Florida Library Association Scholarships

.The Florida Library Association 2019 scholarship application period is now closed.  Recipients are now being considered and will be notified of their status soon.  Winners will receive their scholarships at our 2019 FLA Annual Conference.  The 2020 scholarship application window will open in the Fall of 2019.

The following scholarships are available:

Three (3) FLA Library & Information Science graduate scholarships ($2000 each):

  • Student attending the Florida State University MSLIS graduate program

  • Student attending the University of South Florida LIS graduate program

  • Minority scholarship for MLS graduate students attending either school*

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

Applicants may apply for more than one scholarship, if qualified.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a resident of Florida and have some experience in a Florida library;

  • Be admitted to an accredited program at a Florida college or university or to a library/information graduate degree program at FSU or USF and not scheduled for degree completion in Spring 2019;

  • Commit to working in a Florida library for a minimum of one year after graduation;

  • Be an FLA member in good standing for 2019.

  • Applicants must include verification of membership as part of application packet. For proof of membership, contact Melissa Stocks at [email protected]

  • Scholarship winners may be required to serve on an FLA committee during the year after graduation.