Scholarships

Spectrum Scholar Travel Grant

The Spectrum Scholar/PLA 2020 Conference Travel Grant provides $1,000 for travel and housing arrangements, and complimentary registration to PLA 2020. Ten (10) Spectrum Scholars will be chosen to receive travel grants, based on the quality and appropriateness of their applications.

The application deadline has now passed. Winners will be announced/notified on or before January 10, 2020.


PLA 75th Anniversary Scholarships

To celebrate PLA’s 75th Anniversary and encourage equity, diversity, and inclusion in library leadership, PLA has raised $7,500 to sponsor 15 scholarships for public library staff and library school students to attend the PLA 2020 Conference. The scholarships will be divided into three categories, with 5 scholarships given out in each category—library school student scholarships, early career librarian scholarships, and library support staff scholarships.

The application deadline has now passed. Scholarship recipients will be announced in December.