Scholarship Amount | $1,600*

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

The purpose of this scholarship is to support librarianship. This scholarship is available to librarians who meet the following criteria:

  • Admitted to the master’s degree program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies during the coming academic year beginning with the fall term as a part-time or full-time student;
  • Pursuing a career in school library media or youth services;
  • Current or permanent Wisconsin resident.


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 or in working with children and youth;
  • Career plans in the library profession in library media or youth services;
  • The need and desire for scholarship;
  • Past academic performance.

Affirmative action and equal opportunity principles will be applied.  Racial or ethnic minorities, women and disabled persons 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.
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. The recipient may receive this award only once.


This scholarship fund was endowed by Vida C. Stanton, retired Assistant Professor, University of Milwaukee School of Library and Information Science. Ms. Stanton served as President of the WLA in 1992. She has served on the WLA Foundation Board since 1998. She was elected WLA Foundation President in 1999 and served in that role through 2003.