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Nebraska Library Commission
The Atrium
1200 N Street, Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68508-2023

Phone: 402-471-2045
(Lincoln & outside Nebraska)
800-307-2665 (Nebraska only)
Fax: 402-471-2083


ALA Financial Assistance for Library & Information Studies Directory

An annual directory of awards from state library agencies, national and state library associations, local libraries, academic institutions and foundations.

American Library Association (ALA) Scholarships

ALA offers scholarships for study in a master's degree in library and information studies from an ALA accredited program.

EducationQuest/ScholarshipQuest - Scholarships for Nebraska students

Headquartered in Lincoln, EducationQuest Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve access to higher education in Nebraska.

Nebraska Library Association (NLA) Scholarships

NLA offers the Louise A. Nixon Scholarship and the Duane Munson Scholarship.

Nebraska School Librarians Association (NSLA) [formerly Nebraska Educational Media Association (NEMA)] Scholarships

NLSA offers Duane Munson, Karla Wendelin, Continuing Education, Workshop/Conference, and Presenter scholarships.

P.E.O. Scholarships

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) offers several scholarships, loans, and awards for graduate education for women.


The free database contains over 2,000 Nebraska-based scholarships.

School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) at Emporia State University

The School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) at Emporia State University is offering scholarship opportunities for students attending classes at our Sioux Falls South Dakota site. Students from South Dakota and Iowa will receive $1,000 scholarships in the Fall; and students from Nebraska, Minnesota, and North Dakota will receive $500 scholarships. This offer will be limited to the first 15 students admitted into the Fall 2018 cohort. Contact Kathie Buckman; 620-341-5065, 620-757-9088 cell.

University of Missouri Graduate Financial Assistance

Each year, the College awards graduate students more than 60 scholarships totaling $200,000. Awards range from $200 to $5,000 annually.



Now hiring @ your library Professional Organizations Webpage

Many of the library professional organizations offer scholarships to qualified students.

Now hiring @ your library Diversity Webpage for more scholarships

Many of these library organizations offer scholarships to qualified students.


21st Century Librarian Scholarships

NOTE: Due to the discontinuation of funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant, the scholarships listed below have been suspended until further notice.


Past Scholarship Recipients

Library and Information Services (LIS) Associate of Arts Recipients

Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Recipients

Bachelor’s Degree Recipients

Master of Education in School Library Media (MEd) Recipients

Master of Library and/or Information Science (MLS) Recipients

Ph.D. of Library Science Recipients




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