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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Scholarship Corner


Welcome to SWFLN Scholarships.  We always want to help our members grow and expand in their profession, but unfortunately we can't always bring everything you want to your doorstep.  That's why we have scholarships!  If we can't bring it to you, then we can send you to it!  If you would like to attend a conference or some other kind of special training that SWFLN does not yet offer, you can apply for a scholarship.  SWFLN will award scholarships ($750 contingent on funding) to staff from member libraries (1 scholarship per member library while they last).  The scholarships will partially subsidize the cost of attending a workshop or conference offered by another organization.  These scholarships will enable individual member libraries to benefit from specific learning targeted for their organization.  Once the scholarship recipient returns from the event, the statement of benefit template will be completed by the recipient, and will be shared with the SWFLN membership so that this program can be promoted as a positive way to obtain alternate training and learning opportunities through SWFLN.  The statement of benefit will address how the scholarship enabled the recipient to serve his/her library and how it enhanced patron satisfaction; the recipient will be asked to state how, as a result of this award, his/her knowledge or abilities increased, and how what the recipient learned can be useful to other types of librarians. 

**Please submit your application at least one month prior to your event to allow for processing and mailing of your check.**



WHO MAY APPLY:
SWFLN institutional member staff are eligible to apply for SWFLN Continuing Education Scholarships.


APPLICATION AND FUNDING PROCESS 

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  The staff member will complete a Scholarship Application Form, indicating the justified need for the request.  A statement describing how this attendance will benefit the member will be included; the staff member will agree to write a brief summary of the experience, should it be approved, so that it can be shared with the SWFLN membership.
2.  The staff member will obtain approval from the applicant’s supervisor.
3.  The Scholarship Application Form will be sent to the SWFLN Executive Director.
4.  If the scholarship is funded, once the scholarship recipient returns from the event, the statement of benefit will be shared with the membership (via email and then placed on the SWFLN website) so that this program can be promoted as a positive way to obtain alternate training opportunities and learning opportunities through SWFLN.  

SWFLN PROCEDURES:
1. Upon receipt, the SWFLN Executive Director will evaluate the form for completeness and to ensure that criteria are met for scholarship qualification.
2.  Once the Scholarship Application Form is approved, the staff member will be notified of the award and payment will be issued for the Scholarship.
3.  After the staff member returns from the event, the SWFLN Executive Director will ensure that the statement of benefit is obtained so that it can be shared with the membership to promote this scholarship program as a positive way to obtain alternate training opportunities and learning opportunities through SWFLN.  



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