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ULA 1st TIme Conference Attendees Scholarship

ULA First time Conference Attendee Scholarship

First-Time Conference scholarships are designed to support a library employee or library student to

attend a library conference for the first time. The conference must be a major state, regional or

national library conference that is held outside a 50-mile radius of the library of employment. The

number of awarded grants will be determined by available revenues generated by ULA for this

project and may change in quantity from year to year.

Specific Guidelines for First Time Conference Scholarship:

1) The completed application must be received by ULA 60 calendar days prior to the start date

of the proposed conference. In order to take advantage of Early Bird Conference deadlines,

please submit the grant application as early as possible. Applications should be submitted as

attachments through email.

2) Applications should include a completed and signed application as a pdf file or scanned

document. A link to the conference website or brief description of the conference.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

3) Applicants must be current members of ULA.

4) First-Time Conference Scholarships will cover the following types of conference expenses:

conference registration, lodging, and airfare or mileage. Pre-Conference fees, meals, and

airport shuttle or taxi fees are NOT eligible conference expenses. Airline baggage fees are

allowable expenses, though they will be limited to one bag fee traveling to the event and one

bag fee traveling from the event.

5) First-Time Conference Scholarships have a maximum award amount of $250. Local match

by the library or the individual will need to cover all additional costs of attending the

conference; however, there is no required match for this grant type.

6) After receiving funding for conference attendance, second or third applications from the

same individual in the same fiscal year will be prioritized pending available funds

To apply:

ULA Paraprofessional Certificate Program, Documentation and Instructions

ULA Paraprofessional Certificate Program Review Board

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