Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Scholarships & Grants

​​The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) supports expanded education and training for library staff to help them provide the best possible library services.


Graduate School Tuiti​​on Reimbursement Grant

The purpose of this grant is to encourage Kentucky public library and KDLA staff members as they pursue the Master of Library and Information Studies (or equivalent) degree. The award amount per recipient is up to $2,000 per academic term. The application period is now open; applications must be postmarked by July 20, 2022.


Library Science Tuitio​​​n Scholarship

For full-time and part-time Kentucky public library staff. May be used for undergraduate and graduate library science college courses. Applications must be postmarked by Monday, October 31, 2022.


Financial Assistance for Library & Informati​​​on Studies (ALA)

An annual directory of awards from state library agencies, national and state library associations, local libraries, academic institutions, and foundations who give some form of financial assistance for undergraduate and/or graduate education programs in library and information studies.

Searchable Directory


Third-Party Scholarship and Gr​ant Opportunities

The following organizations make scholarships, grants, and awards available from time to time. KDLA is not affiliated with any of these organizations and does not specifically endorse any of their programs.



​Questions or ​Suggestio​​ns?

Contact us at:

KDLA.Certification@ky.gov.