Grant and Scholarships

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Each year, CoALL offers multiple grants to support the educational and professional development needs of its members.

These educational grants may be used to support attend library-related conferences, participate in relevant professional development opportunities, or help defray the cost of library school education.

Applications for these grants are collected by the Grants and Scholarship Chair and approved by the Executive Board.  All inquiries and application should be addressed to the Grants and Scholarship Chair.

On an annual basis, CoALL currently offers three financial awards:

  1. Martha W. Keister Memorial Travel Grant – awarded in June through 2018/2019
    • $400 annually
  2. CoALL Membership Educational Grant – awarded in March
    • $500 annually
    • Timing allows recipients to apply funds to SWALL (April), SLA (June), AALL Annual Meeting (July), and other pre-approved educational endeavors
    • Open to Institutional/Individual members
    • Recipients must provide a summary of take-aways for posting to the CoALL Blog

  3. CoALL Student/Newer Member Grant – awarded in September
    • $500 annually
    • Timing allows for recipient to apply funds to Masters of Library Science programs or SWALL (April), SLA (June), AALL Annual Meeting (July), and other pre-approved educational endeavors
    • Open to Student members and Institutional/Individual members who have been in CoALL five years or less
    • Recipients must provide a summary of take-aways for posting to the CoALL blog

Letters of recommendation may be requested to assist the Executive Board with the award process.

Grants will be awarded on the basis of:

  • Proven or potential ability of the applicant
  • Promise of future usefulness and permanence in the law library field
    Financial need
  • Contribution of the application to CoALL and/or the profession
  • Need for representation by a member of CoALL at the institute/meeting

When awarding grants, preference will be given to those who previously have not been awarded a CoALL grant, demonstrate significant financial hardship, or show how the recipient’s attendance at this event will generate significant organizational value for CoALL.

Use the CoALL Grant Application Form to apply for any of our three grants.

Are you a CoALL member? If not, it’s easy to join. Student membership is $5 and individual/institutional membership is $20 per year. To join, submit a membership form.

 

Past Grant Winners

2016-2017

  • Membership Educational Grant: Sarah Felsen, Colorado Supreme Court Library

2015-2016

  • Library School scholarship: Victoria De La Torre, DU student working for the Colorado Supreme Court Library
  • CoALL Travel Grant to attend SWALL: Amelia Landenberger, Wise Law Library fellow, University of Colorado Law School
  • Keister Travel Grant to attend AALL: Karina Condra, Westminster Law Library, DU Sturm College of Law

2014-2015

  • Library School scholarship: Cecily Nicewicz, Colorado Supreme Court Library
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Karen Selden, Wise Law Library, University of Colorado Law School
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Joan Policastri, Wise Law Library, University of Colorado Law School

2013-2014

  • Library School scholarship: Lorelle Gianelli
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Anne Lucke
  • CoALL Travel Grant to attend SWALL: Erik Beck

2012-2013

  • Library School scholarship: Rachel Bentley
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Stephanie Noble

2011-2012

  • Library School scholarship: Katharine Hales
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Timothy Fritz

2010-2011

  • Library School scholarship: Beth Mescall
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Meg Leta Ambrose
  • CoALL Travel Grant: David Selden
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Tamara Phalen

2009-2010

  • Library School scholarship: Diane Bauersfeld
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Esti Shay
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Kelly Fanning

2008-2009

  • Library School scholarship: Amy DelPo
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Maura McGrath
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Robert Linz

2007-2008

  • Library School scholarship: Megan Jens
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Chris Hudson
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Madeline Kriescher

2006-2007

  • Library School scholarship: Chris Hudson
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Tracy Leming

2005-2006

  • Not Available

2004-2005

  • CoALL Travel Grant: Camilla Walker

2003-2004

  • Library School scholarship: Druet Cameron Klugh
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Jane Thompson
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Monica Martens

2002-2003

  • Library School scholarship: Tamara Tureson

2001-2002

  • CoALL Travel Grant: David Selden
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Mariann Storck

2000-2001

  • Library School scholarship: Johnette Benda
  • Library School scholarship: Tanis Doyle
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Karen Selden
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Tom Seward
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Holly Kulikowski

1999-2000

  • CoALL Travel Grant: Druet Klugh
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Camilla Walker

1998-1999

  • CoALL Travel Grant: Druet Klugh
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Camilla Walker

1997-1998

  • CoALL Travel Grant: Carol Perkins
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Ann Marie Wills

1996-1997

  • CoALL Travel Grant: Patty Wellinger

1995-1996

  • Not Available

1994-1995

  • CoALL Travel Grant: Chuck Miller-Huey
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Kathleen Clark
  • CoALL Travel Grant: Inez Larson

1993-1995

  • Library School scholarship: Diane Hurley
  • Library School scholarship: Katherine Sayer

1992-1993

  • Not Available

1991-1992

  • Not Available

1990-1991

  • CoALL Travel Grant: Camilla Walker