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Scholarships and 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.

2019 Kentucky Library Association (KLA) Conference Scholarship

This is a reimbursement scholarship for attendance at the 2019 KLA Conference in Bowling Green. For full-time Kentucky public library staff. Applications must be scanned and emailed to us by close of business Tuesday, October 1, 2019.


Library Science Tuition Scholarship

For full-time and part-time Kentucky public library staff. May be used for undergraduate and graduate library science courses. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 24, 2019.


Financial Assistance for Library & Information 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 Grant 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.


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