Scholarships

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

Scholarship Deadlines

October 9, 2020
Scholarship applications due

Mid-December, 2020
Applicants are notified

February 2021
Early-bird registration deadline

Scholarships open the door to new possibilities.

ACRL 2021 Scholarships provide opportunities for the academic and research library community to expand their professional horizons, update their skills and knowledge, and learn more about current issues and developments in academic and research libraries by participating in the premiere ACRL professional development experience. Apply for a scholarship and take advantage of all the ACRL Conference has to offer!

Scholarship application information coming soon!

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.

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“ACRL is always at the top of my conference wish-list. Each time I’m able to attend, I’m astonished anew by the quality and relevance of the program, the overall fun of the theme and events, and the amazing colleagues I meet. Being able to attend ACRL 2019 as an Early-Career Scholarship recipient, just as I’m beginning to think about the next phase of my career, was priceless. I was able to fully immerse myself in the daunting (but rewarding!) experience of presenting my first contributed paper and to give my attention to a range of thought-provoking aspects of professional practice — all to a rockin’ soundtrack (thanks, Cleveland!).”

Jennifer Whelan, ACRL 2019 Conference Scholarship Recipient

Coordinator of Research, Teaching & Learning, College of the Holy Cross