WLA Scholarships

Graduate Study Scholarships

Maryan E. Reynolds Scholarship: The Washington Library Association awards one or more Maryan E. Reynolds Scholarships annually, to WLA members who are enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS degree program and have completed at least one semester or quarter. The scholarships are up to $6,000 per recipient. Applicants are evaluated based on demonstrated potential for leadership in the profession and commitment to libraries and library service.

Division and Section Scholarships

School Library Division

Memorial Scholarship: $1000 to an educator holding a bachelor’s degree toward a Library Media Endorsement or a higher degree in a library information field.

Laura Hahn Scholarship: $1000 to an educator who has been accepted into a graduate degree program in a library related field.  The recipient must plan to work at least one additional year in a Washington school library. 

John Stanford Memorial Scholarship: $1000 to a current or prospective teacher librarian who is an ethnic minority. Can be used toward Library Media Endorsement, or towards a graduate degree in the field.

Eleanor Ahlers Scholarship for Professional Development: $1000 to an experienced librarian (3 years) and WLMA member toward an advanced degree or graduate level study in a library field, or planned individual research related to school libraries.

Sharon Bates Professional Growth Scholarship: $500 or $1000 to a current teacher librarian and WLMA member toward participation at a local($500) or national($1000) library-related conference or workshop.

Denny Bond Library Paraprofessional Scholarship: $500 or $1000 to a current school library paraprofessional toward participation at a local($500) or national($1000) library-related conference or workshop.