Scholarships & Awards Committee

Purpose

To award scholarships and awards as approved by the Board.

Committee Members

  • Heather-Lee Byrne, Bryant University
  • Nancy George (Co-Chair), Salem State University
  • Christine Richardson (Co-chair), University of Connecticut
  • Jess Spear, University of Massachusetts-Medical

Scholarships/Awards Offered

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.
At this time, the 2023 Immersion has not been planned. We will offer the Scholarship when Immersion is held again. 

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.
Deadline: April 7, 2023

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: April 7, 2023

Apply now to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarship 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 2020/January 2021 graduates, to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Covers registration to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference.
Deadline: April 7, 2023

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

ACRL National Conference Scholarship to enable an ACRL/NEC member to attend ACRL's national conference in 2023. Covers the cost of registration to attend the ACRL National Conference. 
Deadline: February 17, 2023

Apply now to the ACRL National Conference Scholarship

Best Paper Award for an ACRL/NEC member with the best scholarly library/information science paper. $250 award. Deadline: April 7, 2023

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 email the committee chair.