Florida Library Association Scholarships

The Florida Library Association (FLA) Awards & Honors Committee is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2023 FLA Scholarships will open TBD, Early 2024. The scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2024, and scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2024 Annual Conference at the Hilton Doubletree Universal Orlando.

The following scholarships are available:

Three (3) FLA Library & Information Science graduate scholarships (At least $1000 each):

o      The Florida State University MSLIS graduate program scholarship

o      The Bernadette Storck University of South Florida scholarship

o      Minority scholarship for MLS graduate students attending either school*

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

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

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals who are graduating in May 2024 are not eligible due to the fact that payment is made to the graduate school for the following semester.
To apply, all scholarship recipients must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a Florida resident of Florida
  • Have a current active membership in the Florida Library Association (FLA)
    • Applicants must include verification of membership as part of the application packet. For proof of membership, email [email protected].
  • Have some work or volunteer experience in a Florida library
  • Have received admittance to the FSU or USF library/information graduate degree program
If awarded a scholarship, applicant must agree to the following requirements:
  • Commit to work in a Florida library for a minimum of one year after graduation
  • Commit to serving on an FLA committee during the year following graduation 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Application Forms

●      Graduate Application (PDF)

Deadline for submission of the application packet is Wednesday, February TBD, 2024.

Applications received by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, February, X 2024, will be permitted to make corrections to the application package should deficiencies or omissions be identified by the Scholarship Committee. Applicants submitting after February X 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:


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, please email [email protected])

Please direct questions regarding the application process to Jenny Abdelnour, FLA Executive Director, [email protected]