The Hubbard Scholarship of the Georgia Library Association

The Hubbard Scholarship of the Georgia Library Association is made possible by the family and friends of Mr. C. S. Hubbard, an early supporter of libraries in Georgia. The purpose of the scholarship is to recruit excellent librarians for Georgia and provide financial assistance toward completing a Master’s degree in library science.

Friends and members of GLA continue to generously donate to this scholarship fund.

  • The one-time $3,000 award is presented each year.


The recipient must:

  • Be completing the senior year in an accredited college or university or be a graduate of such an institution.
  • Be accepted or enrolled as a student in a master’s degree program at a library school accredited by the American Library Association. Students who have already begun their programs are eligible to apply for both scholarships.
  • Be ready to begin the program of study not later than the fall term of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Indicate an intention to complete degree requirements within three years.
  • Maintain a passing grade average throughout the program and submit grade reports to the committee chair at the end of each term.
  • Agree to work for one year following graduation from library school in a library-related capacity in Georgia, or agree to pay back a prorated amount of the award plus interest.  Repayment must be made within a two year period.

Application Procedure

To apply, submit the following materials to the vice-chair on or before May 25:

All applicants are encouraged to submit their applications through the online form. Please note that the application must be completed in one sitting. We highly recommend writing your essay in a separate program (such as Word) to allow for spell-checking and then copy/pasting into the appropriate blank. Letters of reference, transcripts, and proof of admissions must still be e-mailed directly to the Scholarship Committee vice-chair at

Proof of admission to an American Library Association-accredited Master’s program/library school, i.e., a letter from the dean of the school/program certifying your acceptance (scans or copies are acceptable).

Two letters of reference sent directly to the committee vice-chair.

Official transcripts of all academic work sent directly to the vice-chair from each college or university you have attended.

A short essay that states your reasons for wanting to be a librarian and your ultimate professional goals. Include this as a separate file emailed to the committee vice-chair if not using the online form.


Applicants may email: directly concerning the status of their application.

Email of all documents, except for school transcripts, is required.
Please send to (please note: the email address must be in all lowercase letters or it will not go through)

Transcripts may be mailed to:
Ben G. Carter
GLA Scholarship Committee Vice-Chair
P.O. Box 1376
Madison, GA 30650