You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Close
Search
Join TLA

TASL Library Information School Student Scholarships

Scholarships to encourage school librarianship.

Library Information School Student Scholarships encourage school librarianship and participation in TLA and TASL.

Purpose

The Texas Association of School Librarians, a division of the Texas Library Association, wants to encourage persons to become school librarians and also wishes to encourage membership and participation in TLA and TASL. To carry out this objective, TASL annually offers five academic scholarships of $500 each.

Who May Apply

Anyone pursuing graduate-level coursework in school librarianship for initial library certification, for a degree program, or for professional growth.

Use of Scholarship

Funds from the scholarship may be applied to expenses associated with a full semester (either summer or long sessions) of college credit, including, but not limited to, tuition, housing, or travel to course site.

Guidelines

Applications will be evaluated by the following criteria.

  • Demonstrates commitment to school librarianship. (Example: volunteer work in a library, encouragement of students’ library usage, attendance at library workshops, indication from letter of recommendation.)
  • Demonstrates good written communication skills. (Example: evaluation of application)
  • Financial situation of applicant will be considered. (Example: number of years in position, family responsibilities, amount of assistance from other sources)
  • Applicant’s chance of continued involvement with TLA and TASL. (Example: career goals, indications from personal statement and/or letters of recommendation)

How To Apply

Spring: Application information available on the TLA website and Texas institutions granting school librarianship certification.

February 15: Application deadline

March: Announcement of scholarship recipients

Apply Today

 

Join us in Austin for Annual Assembly

July 8 – 11, 2019

 

Latest News
View all News

Resolution in Support of Immigrant Children

Advocacy, TLA News

In response to the immigrant crisis along the Texas border, TLA’s Latino Caucus Round Table presented this resolution in support of immigrant children to TLA Council at Annual Assembly where it was adopted. WHEREAS, The Texas Library Association is committed to supporting libraries role as an advocate of social responsibility and the public good; WHEREAS, […]

Read More

TLA Welcomes New Interim Executive Director

TLA News

The Texas Library Association (TLA) is pleased to announce that Joe Dahlstrom will serve as interim executive director while the search for a new executive director takes place. His first day is Monday, June 24, 2019. Dahlstrom, who joined TLA in 1973, has been an extremely active member, serving as TLA President from 1987 – […]

Read More