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Ada Leigh Soles Memorial Professional Librarian and Archivist Incentive Program - Library Employees

This forgivable loan program is available to Delaware residents pursuing a bachelor's or doctoral degree program. Students must have worked at least two years at a Delaware public library, county department library, public school library, or state agency library or archive.

Please note: Although the application deadline for this award has passed, we wanted you to know about this award as a possibility for next year. Often, scholarship providers offer similar scholarships each year. This award is scheduled to be updated within the next few months. Please check back for more information at a later date.

Awarded by:
Delaware Higher Education Office
Award Amount:

The award is given in the form of a forgivable loan. The loan cannot exceed the student's cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and other direct educational expenses. The loan is renewable for up to three additional years for undergraduate students and up to one additional year for graduate students. The loan will be forgiven at the rate of two years of qualifying employment for graduate students and one year of qualifying employment for undergraduate students for each year of loan. Qualifying employment is employment as a librarian or archivist in a public library, public school library, state agency, or political subdivision in Delaware.

Recipients:
The number of awards offered varies annually. In the 2012-2013 academic year (the most recent year for which information is available), there were 10 awards given. Please note that this program also provides awards to students pursuing master's degrees.
Deadline Info:

Applications are available at the Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO) website. Please note: Students must apply by completing the online Common Merit Application. As part of the online applicat... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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Award Amount:$13,000
Application Deadline: March 19, 2015