Deadline: April 6, 2012
Applicant must be working in tribal library of any kind
Applicant must be American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian
Applicant must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe
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:
Drexel University Libraries
3300 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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.
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 In case the terms of the scholarship are violated, the Scholarship will be rescinded and the recipient is required to return the funds in full amount to AILA.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.