Scholarships & Awards

The ACRL/NEC offers professional development scholarships and a best paper award:

The Christine Drew Scholarship is to enable a member of ACRL/NEC to attend one track of ACRL Immersion. The scholarship is available to those ACRL/NEC members who have been accepted into an upcoming ACRL Immersion track or have attended ACRL Immersion in the past calendar year. Preference will be given to those applicants who are attending their first ACRL Immersion. The scholarship includes up to $1000 registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL Immersion program and complimentary registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference held the year the recipient was awarded the Christine Drew Scholarship. Deadline:  February 3, 2018

Apply now to the Christine Drew Scholarship

Make a donation to the Christine Drew Scholarship.

Continuing Education Scholarship to enable a member of ACRL/NEC to pursue continuing education or professional development opportunities related to librarianship. Up to $500/year and complimentary registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 3, 2018

Apply now to the Continuing Education Scholarship

ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Librarians and Library Staff to enable up to 6 ACRL/NEC member librarians or library staff to attend the Chapter’s Annual Conference. Covers registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 3, 2018

Apply now to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Librarians and Library Staff

ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Library School Students to enable up to 6 ACRL/NEC student members enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school program, or December 2015/January 2016 graduates, to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Covers registration to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 3, 2018

​​​Apply now to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Library School Students

Best Paper Award for an ACRL/NEC member with the best scholarly library/information science paper. $250 and complimentary registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 3, 2018

Apply now for the Best Paper Award

View a list of our Past Award Winners.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please send an email to the committee co-chairs.

Committee Members

  • Nancy George (Co-Chair), Salem State University
  • Dragan Gill (Co-Chair), Rhode Island College
  • Louise Buckley, University of New Hampshire
  • Dragan Gill, Rhode Island College
  • Rachael Juskuv, Bryant University
  • Mary Piorun, University of Massachusetts-Medical
  • Christine Turner, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Janice Wilbur, Anna Maria College