MLA Education Fund Scholarship

MLA has a scholarship fund to assist with defraying costs for attending MLA workshops, educational events and the annual conference.

Eligibility Requirements to receive an MLA Education Fund Scholarship to attend MLA workshops and/or educational events:

  • Applicant must be an individual member of MLA to qualify for an “Individual Member Scholarship.”
  • Organizational members may apply for a scholarship on behalf of any staff member if that person is an individual member of MLA.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need and effectively articulate the value of the scholarship to their work.
  • Members are eligible to receive one scholarship per lifetime.
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Application Deadlines

Event Application Deadline
MLA Virtual Annual Conference 2021 September 10, 2021
Think Space October 29, 2021
Spring Institute for Youth Services 2022 February 4, 2022
Webinars 2022 TBD


MLA/MALC Academic Libraries Scholarship

When the Michigan Academic Library Council (MALC) ceased operation, their bylaws stipulated that any remaining assets must be transferred to another 501©3 organization. MALC graciously chose MLA to receive the funds. Their donation has resulted, in part, in a scholarship fund to provide three (3) librarians and four (4) students with registration and travel expenses to attend an MLA educational event. To apply, download and complete the appropriate application (librarian or student) and forward it to MLA at [email protected].

Additional Requirements for MLA/MALC Academic Libraries Scholarship:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited MLS/MLIS program.
  • Applicant must be a professional librarian working in an academic library (MLS/MLIS requirement.)

Download application: Librarian
Download application: Student

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