Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship
We are now accepting applications for our student scholarship to support and encourage future art, visual, and/or cultural heritage information professionals living in New England by helping to defray student expenses (tuition, professional development, support for the cost of books, travel funds toward an internship, cost of gas, conference attendance, housing, materials, etc. Think broadly!).
Applicants must be:
- aspiring information professionals who are interested in a career in art librarianship, visual resources, and/or cultural heritage
- in response to the pandemic, we are expanding the criteria to include those either currently living in New England while enrolled or accepted into an ALA-accredited school of library and information science or those temporarily living elsewhere but currently enrolled or accepted into an accredited LIS program in New England
We welcome applications from students whose identity, experiences, scholarship, and/or service have prepared them to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our Chapter and the profession.
$500 in award funding will be distributed to one applicant. Chapter members have generously contributed to the Seibel Scholarship fund over the years and donations are always welcome.
Applicants should send:
- a letter describing themselves and their interest in art librarianship, visual resources, and/or cultural heritage
- proof of enrollment (course schedule, transcript, etc.) in, or an acceptance letter from, an ALA-accredited school of library and information science
These should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 31, 2022. Award recipients are required to provide a brief written account of how they used/intend to use the Seibel funds to help finance their education and/or professional growth. This account should be submitted to the ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Executive Committee no later than one month from the date of award disbursal (November 30, 2022).
We hope you’ll consider applying for this opportunity! Please let us know if you have any questions.