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Scholarship & Loan Committee

The Scholarship and Loan Committee assists Maine residents in furthering their library education and professional development. The Committee raises, manages and disperses funds for scholarships, and 0% loans through the Phyllis E. Ainsworth Memorial Fund. 

Did you know that you can use MLA student loans for a single academic course or training seminar? Did you know that you can use MLA loans for conferences and short courses as well as for degree programs? Contact any Committee member for more information.

Scholarships and Loans Available

Phyllis E. Ainsworth Scholarship

Applications are accepted annually for the $2,000 scholarship awarded to a Maine resident pursuing a graduate degree in library studies. The application deadline is May 22, 2020.
Guidelines l Application Form  


Interest free loans up to $2,000 are granted to MLA members enrolled in a degree program in library studies, or registered for continuing education classes or a single academic course or training seminar. Eligible candidates must be Maine residents. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Guidelines | Application Form  

Completed applications for scholarships and loans should be submitted to:

Debbie Lozito
Edythe Dyer Community Library
269 Main Road North
Hampden, Maine 04444
Phone: 862-3550207.862.3550

Donate Today!

Donations to the Ainsworth Memorial Fund are greatly appreciated as they have a direct positive impact on furthering the library profession in Maine. Please consider making a donation today. Any amount, big or small!

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