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Guidelines for Selection of Scholarship Recipients

Each year, the Committee awards one $2,000 scholarship to an applicant based on the following criteria:

  1. The applicant is a resident of the state of Maine.
  2. The applicant is a current full or part-time student in an ALA accredited masters or doctoral degree program in library or information science.
  3. The applicant has completed at least one course and has maintained a minimum B average.

Scholarships are awarded directly to the individual to defray tuition, supplies, room, board and other program related expenses. Scholarships are provided for one-time use only. No continued support for the recipient is stated or implied. The committee may choose not to award a scholarship in any given year.

Application Instructions

Please observe these instructions carefully when preparing your application. Applications that omit one or more of the following will not be considered.

  1. Completed application form.
  2. A well thought out essay describing your career ambitions and their impact on libraries and library users.
  3. Official transcript (photocopies and computer printouts are not acceptable documentation; official transcripts can be obtained from your University or College registrar's office).
  4. Current resume.
  5. Three letters of recommendation including one from a current professor and/or a library colleague  (family excluded).

The application deadline is April 30, 2019.


Scholarship Application


Materials submitted will be held in confidence by the Committee and become the property of the Maine Library Association. All application materials should be mailed to the Chair of the Committee:

Debbie Lozito
Edythe Dyer Community Library
269 Main Road North
Hampden, Maine 04444
Phone 207-862-3550
Email Debbie Lozito

Past Scholarship Recipients



  • 2018 - Savannah Sessions
  • 2017 - Allison Atkins
  • 2016 - Kristi Bryant
  • 2015 - Abby Morrow
  • 2014 - Emma Jane Gibbon
  • 2013 - Jenna Duplisea
  • 2012 - Lisa Dibbern
  • 2011 - Elizabeth Phyllis Kane
  • 2010 - Iris Eichenlaub
  • 2009 - Rebecca D. Bushby
  • 2008 - Debora Cleveland
  • 2007 - Avery D Olmstead IV
  • 2006 - Erica Millette
  • 2005 - Ian Graham
  • 2004 - Cadence Atchison
  • 2003 - Julia Colvin
  • 2002 - Jan Hamilton
  • 2001 - Christine Carrington
  • 2000 - Priscilla Payne
  • 1999 - Anna-Lena Flotten
  • 1998 - Diana Sykes
  • 1997 - Laurie A. C. Rose & Paige M. McIntire
  • 1996 - Valerie McGuire Rich
  • 1995 - Margaret McNamee
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