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EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant

EBSCO Information Services has generously donated money to the MLA Scholarship Endowment to provide stipends to enables MLA members to attend the association's annual meeting. Each year awards of up to $1,000 for travel and meeting-related expenses will be given to four MLA members who would otherwise be unable to attend the meeting. Applicants must be currently employed as health sciences librarians and have between 2 and 5 years' experience in a health sciences library.


  • Applicant must be a member of MLA.
  • Applicant must be currently employed as a medical librarian.
  • Applicant must have between two and five years experience as a health sciences librarian at the time of the annual meeting.
  • Applicant must complete an application form including a 200-word statement answering the question, "What do you expect to gain professionally and/or personally by attending the MLA annual meeting?"
  • No more than one awardee from any given institution will be awarded the grant in a single year.
  • Members may apply to multiple MLA travel grants (Annual Meeting, Bertolucci or EBCSO grants) in the same year, but may receive more than one travel grant. 
  • Past travel grant recipients are ineligible to apply, including the Annual Meeting, Bertolucci or EBCSO grants recipients. 

Priority Consideration Criteria:

  • Applicant is a first time attendee at MLA.
  • Applicant is presenting (or has submitted) a paper or a poster at MLA’s annual meeting.
  • Applicant has MLA committee, jury, section, or special interest group (SIG) assignments.


  • Recipients will be reimbursed up to $1,000 in actual travel and conference related expenses after the meeting; expense statements will receipts must be submitted to MLA after the annual meeting.
  • A member may receive this award only once. 
  • Up to four awards may be made each year for the EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant. If no candidates are determined eligible, no grants will be awarded.
  • Letters of reference are NOT requested or desired.
  • MLA member profile must be up-to-date.

Ready to Submit an Application?

  • Online application will open in January 2020, when annual meeting registration begins.

Grant Recipients

  • 2019: Daina Dickman, AHIP; Shanda Hunt; Liz Kellermeyer; and Tariq Rahaman
  • 2018: Sarah Clarke, AHIP; Kelsey Leonard Grabeel, AHIP; Alice Jean Jaggers; and Jessica Koos, AHIP
  • 2017: Toluwase Victor Asubiaro; Jill Barr-Walker; Annie Cloud Nickum, AHIP; and Jahala Simuel
  • 2016: Nicole Capdarest-Arest; Elizabeth G. Hinton, AHIP; Karin Saric; and Peace Ossom Williamson 
  • 2015: Krystal Buller, Suhua Caroline Fan, Erin Menzies, and Michelle P. Rachal
  • 2014: Jennifer Deal, Vanessa Kitchin, Carolann Lee Curry, Heather Martin, and Amy Studer
  • 2013: Dawn Hackman, Hannah Rutledge, Chabha Tepe, and Leah C. Osterhaus Trzasko
  • 2012: Aleta Embrey, Aleshia Heckel, Alisha Miles, and Jennifer Walker
  • 2011: Trish Chatterley, Anna Katherine Crawford, Lara Handler, and Ryan Rafferty
  • 2010: Rienne Johnson, Elizabeth Kiscaden, Susan Warthman, and Andrea Wright
  • 2009: Jamie L. Furrh, Andrea Harrow, Trey Lemley, and Heidi Schroeder
  • 2008: Mary Lou Glazer, Laura Haines, Meredith Orlowski, and Jason Young
  • 2007: Agnes Chikonzo, Ladonna Guillot, Maureen Knapp, and Lauren Young
  • 2006: Karen Goodell, Lilian Hoffecker, Xiaoli Li, and Dana Wyles
  • 2005: Kelly Klinke, Molly Montgomery, Carolyn Papa, and Paul Whannell
  • 2004: Jon Crossno, Anne Heimann, Misa Mi, and Lin Wu
  • 2003: Marceline Doranksi, Elizabeth Hill, Hanna Kwasik, and Karen Lippert
  • 2002: Sandra De Groote, Candice Benjes-Small, Verma Walker, and Norma Walters
  • 2001: Mary Shultz and Everly Brown
  • 2000: Anne M. Conner and Deborah Hile
  • 1999: Shirley Brooke
  • 1998: Jennifer G. Barlow and Andrea Batson
  • 1997: Lily W. Liu and Lori Cusimano Steib
  • 1996: Carol Swank and Kathryn Chmiel
  • 1995: Kara Logsden and Cheryl Warren
  • 1994: Kenneth Nelson and Bette Sydelko

Have a question? Contact MLA's grants coordinator.