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FLA 2015 Grant

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 SIS FLA Scholarships. We have awarded two student scholarships and two librarian/staff scholarships to attend the conference.Grace Kaletski (FSU School of Information) Jenny Tolbert (USF School of Information), Caroline Reed, (New College of Florida Library), Nancy Spaid (FACRL Board Member). All of the applicants showed a strong commitment towards the library profession. Each scholarship will be for $150.00 to cover conference-related expenses.

2015-05 FLA Annual Conference


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2015 Scholarship Winner Reports


FLA 2015 Conference Scholarship

Suncoast Information Specialists
Call for Applications
Scholarships to Attend 2015 FLA Conference
Caribe Royale Hotel, Orlando, Florida
May 12-15, 2015


Application deadline: February 20, 2015

Announcement of winners: March 1, 2015

The Suncoast Information Specialists is accepting applications for two student and two librarian/staff scholarships to attend the 2015 Florida Library Association Conference at the Caribe Royal Hotel, 8101 World Center Drive , Orlando, Florida 32821.

The maximum amount of the award is $150. 

Scholarship Eligibility
  • Student Applicants must be enrolled in a Master’s program at either Florida State University or the University of South Florida. 
  • All staff (Librarians and Paraprofessionals) employed in a Florida Library. Engaged librarians in the profession, but not currently employed in a library, are eligible. 
  • Applicants must be members of Suncoast Information Specialists,(http://www.suninfospec.org/membership).
Student Requirements
  • Fill out online application which includes an essay.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Successful grant recipients will share their experiences at the conference with fellow SIS members by writing an article for the bi-monthly SIS newsletter.
  • Grant Recipients will submit an expense report following the conference for reimbursement up to $150.
  • If you are a student employed in a library, please submit a student application.
Staff (Librarians and Paraprofessionals) Requirements 
  • Fill out online application which includes an essay.
  • Submit current resume and a one page letter of recommendation from a library director, immediate supervisor, or manager.
  • Engaged librarians should submit a personal and professional letter of recommendation.
  • Successful grant recipients will share their experiences at the conference with fellow SIS members by writing an article for the bi-monthly SIS newsletter.
  • Grant Recipients will submit an expense report following the conference for reimbursement up to $150.

Guidelines
  • Deadline for submission is February 20, 2015.
  • Winners will be notified on March 1, 2015.
Application Forms
  • Student Scholarship Application (LINK)
  • Librarian/Staff Scholarship Application (LINK)
If you have any additional questions, please contact the SIS Scholarship Committee Chair, Hal Harmon: hgharmon@gmail.com.
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Betsy King,
May 26, 2015, 12:55 PM
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