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.
Reimbursement scholarships can be as much as $1,000. The amount awarded is based on the needs of the applicant. Scholarship funding can be used for registration fees and 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.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, fill out the online application below. Applications must be received at least 10 days before the date of the event you wish to attend.
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.
All scholarship recipients' invoices must be submitted by June 10th, 2023.
-Applicants must be employed at a Georgia public library.
-Applicants can only apply once per fiscal year.
-Clear articulation of a professional goal(s)
-Impact on current professional practice
-Preference will be given to first-time scholarship applicants