Grants & Scholarships


Conference Scholarships
 
To encourage attendance at the NELA Annual Conference.  Six grants, no more than one for each New England state, are awarded for the cost of registration and banquet onlyNo travel expenses are supported. Scholarships are awarded annually as long as funds are available.  Applicants must be a NELA member. Applicants are no longer required to be first time attendees to annual conference.  Persons who have not previously attended the Annual Conference are given preference, however, we encourage ALL interested parties to apply.
Continuing Education Grants
 

To provide financial assistance to NELA members for conferences, courses, institutes, seminars or other study opportunities not leading to a degree, including NELA programs. The award may subsidize up to a maximum of $1,000. Scholarships are awarded twice a year as long as funds are available. Retrospective awards are allowed. Applicants must be a NELA member.


Graduate Study Scholarships
 

To provide financial assistance for students pursuing graduate education in Library and Information Science. The award may subsidize up to a maximum of $1,000. Scholarships are awarded twice a year as long as funds are available. Retrospective awards are allowed.

An applicant must be:

  • A New England resident.
  • A NELA member at the time of receiving the scholarship.
  • A full or part-time student: (a) who is enrolled in a degree program at an ALA- accredited library school or (b) who is enrolled in a state-certified school library media program.
  • The applicant need not be an entering student.

Spectrum Scholarship Grants
 
Spectrum Scholarship Grants supplement the ALA Spectrum Scholarships awarded to minority candidates from New England. All New England winners are eligible for these grants. Award my subsidize up to a maximum of $1,000. Scholarships are awarded annually as long as funds are available.

Contact Information

For more information about NELA's scholarships and grants, please contact the Educational Assistance Chair.

Lauren Mandel - Chair
She/Her
University of Rhode Island, RI 
413-323-5925, ext 110
[email protected]