With the generous support of our members, ACRL will award approximately 150 scholarships worth over $100,000 across five categories for ACRL 2021. Applications will open in May 2020.

Check out available scholarship opportunities below!

Scholarship Deadlines

October 9, 2020
Scholarship applications due

Mid-December, 2020
Applicants are notified

February 2021
Early-bird registration deadline

Scholarship Categories

Early-career Scholarships
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Student Scholarships
Spectrum Scholar Travel Grants

Support the future of academic librarianship!

ACRL’s Conference Scholarship program is made possible by the generous support of our members. We invite you to invest in the future leaders of the profession as they seek to gain the experience, knowledge, and connections needed to advance learning and transform scholarship in the 21st century.

Learn more.

“The ACRL Conference in Baltimore was a great chance to connect with other librarians and to listen to their ideas and perspectives. This was my first time attending ACRL, and I am incredibly thankful for the Early-Career Librarian Scholarship I received because it allowed me to experience the effect that a conference like ACRL can have. I was unsure what to expect from a conference this size, but the sessions and the people made the experience worth it. I urge others to apply, whether you are presenting or not.”

Roberto A. Arteaga, ACRL 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipient

Library Fellow and Lecturer, Valparaiso University