Welcome to the VLA Scholarship Committee!

This committee is charged with defining, overseeing, and funding scholarship opportunities for library professional development.

Contact us

Chair: Jami Yazdani
Calvin Coolidge Library
178 Alumni Dr.
Castleton University
Castleton, VT 05735
(802) 468-1396

VLA Conference Scholarship

Has it been awhile since you were able to attend a VLA Conference? Do you want to attend but lack the funds? Thanks to support from the Department of Libraries, VLA is able to offer a limited number of scholarships to fully or partially cover the registration cost of attending the 2018 Vermont Library Association Conference. Complete the online form to apply. Applications are due by Friday, March 23 and recipients will be notified by Friday, April 6th. You must be a member of VLA to apply.

2018 VLA Graduate Scholarship Winner!

The VLA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that the 2018 VLA Graduate Student Scholarship has been awarded to Susan O’Connell of East Hardwick, VT. Susan’s dedication to supporting public libraries was reflected in her impressive record of service across the state. We agreed with her references that she is a “mighty force” and we look forward to her continued contributions to the field of librarianship. Congratulations, Susan!

2017 VLA Graduate Scholarship Winners!

The VLA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the VLA Graduate Student Scholarship has been awarded to two recipients. Abbey Pasquence, Burlington High School Library, and Sarah Paige, Bailey/Howe Library, will both receive a $750 scholarship towards their MLIS programs.

Abbey’s ambition to continue her education and develop her library into one of the best came through clearly in her application. She has displayed a remarkable ability to connect with the community at her library and has ambitious and excellent goals for the future. We look forward to seeing her accomplish them!

Sarah’s dedication to the library profession and her professional growth was displayed throughout her application. We agree with her reference letters that she “has a bright future in the world of academic librarianship.”

Congratulations Abbey and Sarah!