The Bernard Vavrek Scholarship

The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services (ABOS), an affiliate of the American Library Association, offers annual awards that recognize outstanding service, support for conference attendance, and the education of a student currently enrolled in a Library Science degree program. In particular, The Bernard Vavrek Scholarship provides $1000 to a library school student interested in outreach and bookmobile services.

Eligibility Requirements
The applicant must:
  • Currently enrolled and have completed at least one semester in a graduate degree program in Library and/or Information Science program at an ALA-accredited library school.
  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Demonstrate an interest in outreach/bookmobile librarianship.

IV. Application Requirements/Checklist

  • Your name.
  • Your contact information including mailing address, phone number, and email address.
  • The name and contact information of the ALA-accredited library school which you are attending.
  • A copy of your most recent transcript showing a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • A personal narrative showcasing your interest in outreach/bookmobile librarianship.
  • Two letters of reference

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