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EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant

EBSCO Information Services generously donated money to the MLA Scholarship Endowment Fund 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.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a member of MLA.
  • The applicant must be currently employed as a health information professional.
  • The applicant must have between two and five years of experience as a health sciences librarian at the time of the annual meeting.
  • The applicant must complete an application including a 200-word statement answering the question listed below.
  • No more than one awardee from any given institution will be awarded the grant in a single year.

Priority Consideration Criteria:

  • The applicant is a first-time attendee at the MLA annual meeting.
  • The applicant is presenting (or has submitted) a paper, poster, or lightning talk for MLA’s annual meeting.

Terms

  • The grant recipient will be reimbursed up to $1,000 for actual travel and meeting-related expenses.
    • Expense statements with all receipts must be submitted to MLA after the annual meeting. 
  • 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.

Submission Checklist

  • Completed online application
  • A 200-word statement answering the following questions:
    • What do you expect to gain professionally and/or personally by attending the MLA annual meeting?
  • Updated MLA member profile

Ready to Submit an Application?

  • One common application is now used for all annual meeting travel grants. See the MLA '20 Financial Support page for the application link.
  • The applications close on March 2, 2020, 11:59 p.m., central time. 
  • Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.

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.