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DEMCO/AILA Travel Grant Scholarship 

Through the generosity of DEMCO the American Indian Library Association (AILA) will provide financial assistance to three American Indian library professionals currently working in a tribal library of any kind to attend the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Deadline: April 6, 2012


The DEMCO/AILA 2012 Conference Travel Scholarship will provide $500.00 to support attendance at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from June 21-June 26 in Anaheim, CA. This will be used to help cover registration and travel expenses.


    Applicant must be a current AILA member in good standing

    Applicant must be working in tribal library of any kind

    Applicant must be American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian
    Applicant must possess a master’s degree or doctoral degree in library and/or information science

    Applicant must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe

    Completed DEMCO/AILA 2012 Conference Travel Scholarship Application. Please type your responses into the Scholarship Application, then save it. Name the document in this format: LASTNAME_Annual_2021_Conference_Travel

    Statement of Need: Please state in 300 words or less the reason you are requesting travel assistance.

    E-mail both the DEMCO/AILA 2012 Conference Travel Scholarship Application and the Statement of Need to: Holly Tomren

    If you would prefer, you can mail the Application and Statement of Need to:
    Holly Tomren
    Drexel University Libraries
    3300 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    The AILA Scholarship Committee will select the Travel Scholarship recipients.

    Application deadline: April 6, 2012.

    Award Recipients are notified: April 27, 2012

    Travel award check distributed prior to ALA conference: May 11, 2012

    Recipients of the scholarship will be required to attend the AILA Business Meeting on Sunday June 24 and be present for an award ceremony with DEMCO. Recipients are encouraged to attend AILA programs.
    The scholarship shall be administered under the By Laws of AILA.

    CONDITION OF GRANT: Recipients must use the scholarship for travel expenses to and from the Annual Conference of the American Library Association and attend the annual business meeting of AILA. In case the terms of the scholarship are violated, the Scholarship will be rescinded and the recipient is required to return the funds in full amount to AILA.

    In the event that no applicants satisfy the criteria, no travel awards will be given, with the option to grant additional awards the following year.

    Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for the scholarship in a subsequent year, but may not receive a scholarship award for more than 2 consecutive years.

    AILA may ask recipient to report on the conference experience for the AILA newsletter..

    Total scholarship awards of $600 or more from AILA in one calendar year are subject to federal income tax.
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