Don’t Have Funding For Conference Attendance? Try a Scholarship

If you don’t have funding to attend a conference, all may not be lost!  Scholarships are frequently offered to potential attendees.  For example, here are 3 still being offered for the Charleston Conference and another for which the deadline is passed:

  • ACS Charleston Conference Scholarship. The American Chemical Society (ACS) is offering a $1500 scholarship to a library professional or para-professional.  Candidates must submit a letter in response to one of three scenarios.  Deadline (extended):  October 1, 2010.
  • EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship.  Up to $1000 for a librarian or para-professional.  Candidates must submit an essay on “Using Technology to Address Challenging Times”.  Deadline:  September 17, 2010.
  • Harassowitz Charleston Conference Scholarship.  $1000 to attend the conference.  Candidates must submit an essay on “Libraries and Vendors: Working together to survive tough economic times”.  Deadline:  September 24, 2010.
  • There was also the Swets Charleston Conference Scholarship, but the deadline (September 5) has already passed.  It offered $1,000 to attend the conference.  Candidates must have submitted an essay on “With the growing focus on the end user, how do you think this will affect your job in the next five years?”

If you want to attend a conference and need financial assistance, be sure to explore the conference website to see if scholarships are available.

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and Conference Circuit Blog Editor

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