Scholarship Amount | $1000*

WLAF awards a scholarship to a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) student who has been admitted to a master's degree program in library and information science at a Wisconsin school for the coming academic year. 


This annual scholarship is available to applicants meeting the following criteria:

  • Current or permanent Wisconsin resident;
  • Admitted to a master's degree program in library and information science or in library media at a Wisconsin school during the coming academic year beginning with the fall term as a part-time or full-time student;
  • African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native American/Alaskan Native descent.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of: 

  • Experience and background in library and library-related work;
  • Career plans in the library profession;
  • Need and desire for scholarship;
  • Past academic performance.

Affirmative action and equal opportunity principles will be applied. Racial or ethnic minorities, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may identify themselves as such if they wish.

Applicants must submit a completed application form. If any information requested cannot be provided via the online submission form, please forward such to:

Scholarship Committee Chair
WLA Foundation, Inc.
4610 South Biltmore Lane, Suite 100 
Madison, WI 53718-2153

Applicants will be notified by email. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the WLA Annual Fall Conference. 

*The scholarship’s monetary award varies and is based on funds available from the WLA Foundation, Inc. The recipient may receive this award only once.