NJLA Scholarship

NJLA Course, Equity, and Karma Foundation Scholarships

The New Jersey Library Association is committed to growing and advancing library professionals in the state of New Jersey. To demonstrate this commitment, NJLA provides Course Scholarships to students attending or accepted to attend ALA-accredited LIS graduate schools. Applicants must live or work in the state of New Jersey. The Scholarship Subcommittee seeks to recognize LIS students who demonstrate academic achievement, vision, innovation, and the potential for leadership.

Moreover, in partnership with Rutgers University School of Communication and Information (SC&I) Department of Library and Information Science (LIS)New Jersey State Library, and LibraryLinkNJNJLA will be awarding Equity Scholarships. These awards intend to increase equity and diversity in the recruitment and retention of library workers in the state of New Jersey who identify as American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Middle Eastern, North African, and/or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

Additionally, NJLA supports a scholarship in the amount of up to $30,000 funded by The Karma Foundation to assist one candidate in receiving an LIS master's degree. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates both academic and professional promise, as well as financial need.

Our next round of scholarship applications will open in January 2025.  Questions may be directed to the Scholarship Subcommittee at [email protected]

Congratulations to our 2024 awardees!


2024 NJLA Scholarship Recipients

Karma Foundation Scholarship
Sally Brander

NJLA Equity Scholarship
Nicole Blemur
Nicole Cabrera
Walter Clark
Vida DeLeon
Indira Douglas
Kaitlyn Lopez
Apoorva Pillay

NJLA Course Scholarship
Sloane Kazim
Rebecca Levin


View past scholarship award winners

Link to this page: https://www.njla.org/scholarship