2019 AILA Travel Scholarships to ALA Annual

The American Indian Library Association (AILA) will provide financial assistance to two library professionals currently working in a tribal library of any kind to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Deadline: May 3, 2019

PURPOSE 

The AILA 2018 Conference Travel Scholarship will provide $1200.00 to support attendance at the ALA Annual Conference, June 20-25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. This will be used to help cover registration and travel expenses.

REQUIRED CRITERIA FOR THE AWARD

  • Applicant must be a current AILA member in good standing
  • Applicant must be working in tribal library of any kind OR Applicant must be an active member of an AILA committee

PREFERRED CRITERIA FOR THE AWARD

  • Applicant possesses a master’s degree or doctoral degree in library and/or information science
  • Applicant is American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian
  • Applicant is enrolled in a federally recognized tribe
  • Applicant has not previously received an AILA Travel Grant

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Completed AILA Conference Travel Scholarship Application:  Fill out the Scholarship Application Form, then submit it.
  • Statement of Need: Please state in 500 words or less the reason you are requesting travel assistance
  • E-mail both the AILA Conference Travel Scholarship Application and the Statement of Need to: Holly Tomren (htomren@gmail.com)

SELECTION PROCEDURES/TIMELINE

  • The AILA Scholarship Committee will select the Travel Scholarship recipients.
  • Application deadline: May 3, 2019
  • Award Recipients are notified: May 17, 2019
  • Travel award check distributed prior to conference: May 31, 2019
  • Conference report due to AILA Newsletter Editor: July 31, 2019
  • Proof of conference registration must be provided to the AILA Recognition Committee before check will be distributed to recipient.
  • Recipients are required to attend AILA meetings and programs at the conference and to report back on their experience in the AILA newsletter.

 

https://ailanet.org/awards/travel-grants/