2013 Frank H. Spaulding Student Scholarship

Special Libraries Association - New Jersey Chapter

2013 Frank H. Spaulding Student Scholarship

The scholarship is named in honor of Frank H. Spaulding, president of NJSLA from 1977 to 1978 and SLA President from 1986-1987 year.  He was known nationally for his outstanding dedication and contributions to the library profession.

ELIGIBILITY: The scholarship is open to New Jersey residents who are currently enrolled in a Masters level program in Library Science at an ALA-accredited library school (including online enrollment in a NJ program or an out-of-state program).  Membership in SLA as well as membership in the New Jersey Chapter is preferred but not mandatory.

APPLICATION PERIOD:  October 7, 2013 to November 18, 2013 (Midnight).



  • Recipient is awarded a $1500 scholarship at the New Jersey chapter's annual business meeting/holiday party on December 3, 2013.
  • Student membership in SLA will be paid for one year
  • The winning essay will be published on the NJSLA website



  • Essay:  250 to 500 words on the topic: "How will you position yourself for career growth and how will a Special Library Association membership help you achieve it?"
    • Official transcript from graduate program*
    • Resume
    • Letter of recommendation from a former or current library science faculty member.


*A newly enrolled student not able to obtain a current transcript may substitute a letter of recommendation from a faculty member that taught or mentored the applicant at his or her undergraduate school. Njslascholarship2012


The award recipient must provide proof of New Jersey residency, i.e., utility bill, driver's license, rental agreement or other official correspondence from the graduate program.


Applicants will send all supporting materials to scholarships@newjersey.sla.org (This address can also be used for any questions or issues related to the scholarship application process.)


**Important note to applicants: Include your name in any filenames. For example, if you were sending a resume the file could be: jane_smith_resume.doc