2023/24 OLA Leadership Development Scholarship

All members of OLA, regardless of position or employment, are eligible to apply for the Leadership Development scholarship with the intended purpose to support leadership development of the membership and contribute to the growth of leadership potential within OLA and libraries statewide. Three scholarships, each up to $1000, are awarded annually. Priority for at least one scholarship will be given to individuals from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds and/or historically marginalized groups.

Scholarship winners agree to provide service to OLA as a component of receiving a scholarship.  A recipient might assume a leadership roles within a task force, round table, committee, or division; assist with Annual, ACRL-OR, SSD or OASL conference planning, or take ownership of an OLA Project:  http://www.olaweb.org/volunteers 

Applications are reviewed at three points throughout the year:
October 31
February 28
June 30

For further information, please review the FAQ and scholarship application evaluation rubric: https://bit.ly/OLAScholarshipInfo 

Liisa Sjoblom, Chair
OLA Leadership Committee

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Name *
Email Address *
Are you a from a diverse cultural/ethnic background and/or historically marginalized group? *
Tell us about yourself (position and institution, if applicable) *
What is the learning opportunity for which you are seeking funds and how will it develop your leadership skills? *
What are the expected outcomes of your participation in this learning opportunity? *
How will this opportunity make you effective in serving OLA? In what capacity do you anticipate serving the organization? *
What amount are you seeking, what is the total cost, and how will you fund the difference? Can you provide any of the cost? *
Please provide two letters of support for requests between $500-$1000, or one letter of support for requests under $500. Letters should emphasize your leadership qualities.  Did you send the letters to OLALeadership@olaweb.org? *
Letters of support should be emailed to OLALeadership@olaweb.org.
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