The $2,000 Phyllis E. Ainsworth scholarship is awarded to an applicant based on the following criteria:
The applicant is a resident of the state of Maine.
The applicant is enrolled in an ALA accredited masters or doctoral degree program in library or information science, has completed at least one course in the program, and has maintained a minimum B average.
The applicant must be a member of the Maine Library Association upon application submission.
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. Selection of the scholarship recipient is overseen by the Scholarship Committee; the committee may choose not to award a scholarship in any given year.
How to Apply
Please observe these instructions carefully when preparing your application. Applications that omit one or more of the following will not be considered.
Materials submitted will be held in confidence by the Scholarship Committee and become the property of the Maine Library Association. All application materials should be emailed as PDF files to the Chair of the Committee: