Florida Library Association Scholarships

The Florida Library Association (FLA) Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2018 FLA Scholarships is now open. The scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2018 and scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2018 Annual Conference.

The following scholarships are available:

Three (3) FLA Library & Information Science graduate scholarships ($2000 each):

  • Student attending the Florida State University MSLIS graduate program

  • Student attending the University of South Florida LIS graduate program

  • Minority scholarship for MLS graduate students attending either school*

*To qualify for a Minority Scholarship, the candidate must belong to one of the following ethnic groups: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native.

One (1) FLA Deborah Robinson Memorial Scholarship ($1,200)

Deborah Robinson was a beloved and active member of the Florida library community.  She was a leader in librarianship with a passion for helping students.  Deborah had a passion for collaboration and she worked to build connections with her community in order to better serve patrons.  Please write about your commitment to collaboration and service in your library community, in the spirit of Deborah Robinson.

Applicants may apply for more than one scholarship, if qualified.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a resident of Florida and have some experience in a Florida library;

  • be admitted to an accredited program at a Florida college or university or to a library/information graduate degree program at FSU or USF and not scheduled for degree completion in Spring 2018;

  • commit to working in a Florida library for a minimum of one year after graduation;

  • and be an FLA member in good standing for 2018.

  • Applicants must include verification of membership as part of application packet. For proof of membership, contact Karen Layton at [email protected]

  • Scholarship winners may be required to serve on an FLA committee during the year after graduation.

Application Forms

Deadline for submission of the application packet is Monday, December 11, 2017.
Applications received by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, December 3, 2017 will be permitted to make corrections to the application package should deficiencies or omissions be identified by the Scholarship Committee. Applicants submitting after December 4 will not have the privilege of making corrections or supplementing the application with missing information.

Complete application packets should be submitted via email as 1 pdf file to:
Ava Brillat, FLA Scholarship Committee Chair, [email protected]. Paper submissions will not be accepted.

Application packet (as 1 pdf file) must include:

  • Completed application (Application must be signed by applicant)

  • Current resume

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (Letters must be signed by recommender)

  • Proof of enrollment (Letter of acceptance or current transcript)

  • Proof of current FLA membership (For proof of membership contact Karen Layton at [email protected] )

Please direct questions regarding the application process, to Ava Brillat, FLA Scholarship Committee; [email protected]


Page updated 10/2/2017