Georgia Public Library Service is pleased to offer scholarships to support the continuing education of librarians and library staff across the state to help defray costs of attending online or in-person conferences and workshops.

Scholarship Awards

Application Deadlines

Applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and applicants will be notified within 30 days of the application deadline.

Information & Procedures

Selection Criteria

Application Procedures


General Application:

ARSL Scholarship Application:  This year's conference is September 20-23, 2023, in Wichita, Kansas. Since there are limited funds available, only five travel grants of up to $1,200 will be awarded. Priority will be given to first-time conference attendees from the RPLAC-designated Rural library types  The deadline to apply is Friday, June 30th, 2023, and the winner will be notified on Monday, July 10th, 2023. The application form will close after the deadline.

Professional Development Peer Reviews

Peer review volunteers are essential in supporting GA public library staff in deciding which professional development opportunities to pursue. Please share your library-related professional development recommendations here.


The amount awarded is based on the needs of the applicant. Scholarship funding can be used for registration fees, online professional development classes, and workshops. (University and college courses are excluded.)  

Reimbursement scholarships will be given on a first-come, first-to-qualify basis. The application page will close once funding is no longer available. There will be an opportunity to apply for the scholarship next fiscal year.

Please note that the scholarships are paid after an event is attended. GPLS’ portion of the scholarship will come in the form of a reimbursement to the scholarship recipient's library system. Please copy and paste the following web address to access the GPLS travel reimbursement procedures.

GPLS Travel Reimbursement Procedures

All scholarship recipients' invoices must be submitted by June 10th, 2023.