Scholarship Program

2022 Conference Scholarship Program

Maricopa County Library Council

The Maricopa County Library Council (MCLC) is sponsoring a scholarship program for library staff who have not yet attended their first national conference. This program provides financial support for the recipient to obtain national level experience as they develop, network, and learn innovative ways to lead our libraries and our profession into the future.  This year two scholarships will be awarded.

This scholarship can be used for in-person AND for virtual conferences.

What does the scholarship program provide?

MCLC will award two (2), $1,500 scholarships for attendance at a national conference of professional interest. Selected conference must be held between February 1, 2022, to January 30, 2023.

Who is eligible?

Library staff who are employed by a library that is a member of MCLC and have not yet attended their first national conference.  Applicants must have worked for their Library for at least six months and must have their library director’s permission to attend the conference.

Scholarship recipients’ responsibilities:

  • Attendance at a variety of programs and exhibits at the conference.
  • Presentation about the conference to MCLC at an upcoming meeting.
  • Written report to recipient’s supervisor and library director.

How to apply:

Fill out the attached application and submit it to your library director for their approval.  Email the application and a letter of support from your supervisor or director to Kira Peters at by Friday, February 4, 2022.

MCLC Scholarship Application 2022

Selection Process

A Selection Committee comprised of MCLC members will select the scholarship recipients based on application review.

The MCLC Chair will notify recipient via e-mail by Monday February 14, 2022.

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