Scholarships & Awards

The ACRL/NEC offers professional development scholarships and a best paper award:

  • The Christine Drew Scholarship is to enable a member of ACRL/NEC to attend one track of ACRL Immersion. The scholarship is available to those ACRL/NEC members who have been accepted into an upcoming ACRL Immersion track or have attended ACRL Immersion in the past calendar year. Preference will be given to those applicants who are attending their first ACRL Immersion. The scholarship includes up to $2000 registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL Immersion program and complimentary registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference held the year the recipient was awarded the Christine Drew Scholarship. Deadline: January 31, 2015.

Make a donation to the Christine Drew Scholarship.

  • ACRL National Conference Scholarship to enable a member of ACRL/NEC who has never attended an ACRL National Conference to attend the 2015 ACRL National Conference in Portland, Oregon. Up to $2,000 registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL National Conference and complimentary registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: January 31, 2015
  • Continuing Education Scholarship to enable a member of ACRL/NEC to pursue continuing education or professional development opportunities related to librarianship. Up to $500/year and complimentary registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 13, 2015
  • ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Library School Students to enable up to 6 ACRL/NEC student members enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school program, or December 2014/January 2015 graduates, to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Covers registration/travel stipend to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 13, 2015
  • Best Paper Award for an ACRL/NEC member with the best scholarly library/information science paper. $250/year and complimentary registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 13, 2015

View a list of our Past Award Winners.
If you have questions or would like to learn more, you can send an email to the committee co-chairs.
Committee Members

  • Nancy George (Co-Chair), Salem State University
  • Dawn Emsellem (Co-Chair), Salve Regina University
  • Louise Buckley, University of New Hampshire
  • Mary Piorun, University of Massachusetts-Medical
  • Christine Turner, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Janice Wilbur, Anna Maria College