SCALA Scholarship Opportunity

The Emporia State University Student Government recently awarded SCALA $1,268 to assist select students with travel costs to national and regional conferences. In an email to the SLIM listserv, Dr. Cecilia Salvatore outlined the scholarship application process:

“Students should apply to receive these scholarships as soon as

possible. Students who will be presenting or who have formally signed

up to volunteer at these conferences will be given preference. A

committee will review the applications.

“To Apply:

Email Dr. Cecilia Salvatore ( or Matt Upson

( – Please label the email subject heading: “SCALA

Scholarships – Your Name”


1. Your contact information

2. A 2-page statement describing why you should receive financial

assistance to attend a specific conference and how attending that

conference can contribute to your professional growth

3. An abstract of your presentation (if you plan on presenting).

Remember, preference will be given to those who will be presenting.

“Deadline: If you are planning on attending the ALA annual conference

in July, please turn in your applications by June 1. All other

applicants please apply by August 15.”

ACRL-Oregon Scholarship Information for Fall Conference (Pack Forest)

The Scholarship

ACRL-OR will award two scholarships to the ACRL Washington and Oregon Joint Fall Conference (Oct. 25-26, 2007) at the Pack Forest Conference Center in Eatonville, Washington. The scholarship will cover the registration fee for the conference, which includes room and board, and a $30 remittance to assist in covering travel expenses.

The Criteria

Applicants must be:

* A member of OLA or willing to join before the conference

* A librarian working in a library in Oregon or a student in an ALA-accredited library program who lives in Oregon

* A first-time attendee of Pack Forest

The Process

Download and complete the scholarship application (MS Word format) at

Applications due: September 14, 2007

Applicants need to:

* Write an essay, not to exceed 500 words, that describes your interest in academic libraries and in the theme of the conference. The theme of the conference is: “The Visible Librarian : Establish Your Presence on Campus.”

* Provide a resume with your application.

* Submit via email attachments all application materials. MS-Word files preferred.


Applications are due September 14, 2007. Scholarship recipients will be announced by October 5, 2007.

ACRL Scholarship Web page:

Address applications and questions to:

Elizabeth Breakstone

University of Oregon



Garrett Trott

Corban College

Tel: 503-589-8116

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