Gloria Hoegh Memorial Fund Education for Rural Librarians Scholarship 

Scholarship Amount | $1000*

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

The purpose of this scholarship is to support Wisconsin librarians or library support staff working in rural communities who plan to attend a continuing education program. This scholarship is available to librarians who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a WLA member who is a library employee working in a Wisconsin community with a current population of 5,000 or less, or who works with library employees in those communities.
  • Planning to attend a workshop, conference, or other continuing education program within or outside Wisconsin.

The application will be available April 15, 2024, and the application deadline is June 15, 2024. 

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of: 

  • Experience and background in library work;
  • Benefits of the scholarship, including potential to contribute to rural librarianship;
  • Need and desire for the scholarship.

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, along with information on the proposed continuing education program. If any information cannot be submitted via the online application form, please forward to:

Scholarship Committee Chair
WLA Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 6437
112 Owen Road #6437
Monona, WI 53716-4610

Applicants will be notified by email and US Mail. 

*The scholarship’s monetary award varies and is based on funds available from the WLA Foundation, Inc.


This annual award memorializes the exceptional library career of Gloria Hoegh. Ms. Hoegh joined the Oshkosh Public Library staff in 1958, and eventually became the first Coordinator of the Winnefox Library System in 1978. Throughout her long career, she had a special interest in rural and small public libraries.