Scholarships & Awards Committee

Purpose

To award scholarships and awards as approved by the Board.

Committee Members

  • Nancy George (Co-Chair), Salem State University
  • Christine Richardson (Co-chair), University of Connecticut
  • Rebecca Parmer, University of Connecticut
  • Mary Piorun, University of Massachusetts-Medical
  • Jess Spear, University of Massachusetts-Medical
  • Christine Turner, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Scholarships/Awards Offered

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 $1000 registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL Immersion program and complimentary registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference held the year the recipient was awarded the Christine Drew Scholarship. This scholarship not available in 2022; does not appear as if Immersion will be held in 2022. 

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. Deadline: March 4, 2022

Apply now to the Continuing Education Scholarship

ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Librarians and Library Staff to enable up to 6 ACRL/NEC member librarians or library staff to attend the Chapter’s Annual Conference. Covers registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference.
This scholarship is not available in 2022: registration for the virtual conference will be either free or at a very reduced rate. 

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 2020/January 2021 graduates, to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Covers registration to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference.
This scholarship is not available in 2022: registration for the virtual conference will be either free or at a very reduced rate.

ACRL National Conference Scholarship to enable an ACRL/NEC member to attend ACRL's national conference in 2023. Covers the cost of registration to attend the ACRL National Conference. 
Visit this page in 2023 for the scholarship application!

Best Paper Award for an ACRL/NEC member with the best scholarly library/information science paper. $250 award. Deadline: March 4, 2022

Apply now for the Best Paper Award

View a list of our Past Award Winners.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please email the committee chair.