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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.


Graduate School Tuition Reimbursement Grant

This grant is meant to encourage Kentucky public library 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 for this grant is currently closed.

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, October 29, 2021.


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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