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Florida Library Association Scholarships


The following scholarships are available:

Three (3) FLA Library & Information Science graduate scholarships ($1000 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 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 2021;

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

  • and be an FLA member in good standing for 2021.

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

    • Scholarship winners commit to serve on an FLA committee during the year after graduation.

Application Forms

●      Graduate Application (docx)

Deadline for submission of the application packet is Friday, March 5, 2021.

Applications received by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, February 25, 2021 will be permitted to make corrections to the application package should deficiencies or omissions be identified by the Scholarship Committee. Applicants submitting after February 25 will not have the privilege of making corrections or supplementing the application with missing information.

Complete application packets should be submitted via email as 1 pdf file to:

Natasha Williams, FLA Scholarships Subcommittee Chair, [email protected] 

Paper submissions will not be accepted.

Application packet (as 1 pdf file) must include:

  • Completed application (Application must be signed by applicant)

  • Current resume

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (Letters must be signed by recommender)

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

  • Proof of current FLA membership (For proof of membership contact Melissa Stocks at [email protected] )

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