Conference Stipends & Scholarships

Judy R. Cohn Conference Stipends 
Named for long-time AJL member and Southern California Chapter President (2006-2012), the Judy R. Cohn Conference Stipend Fund assists AJL members with the expense of attending AJL’s annual conferences. Stipends are based on financial need, weighted toward applicants with involvement in AJL. Fill out this application form.

Applicant must be a current member of AJL at the time of application
Application must be received by March 31, 2017 (February 28, 2017 for Littauer Grant applicants)
Applicants will be notified about stipend amounts by April 23, 2017
Acceptance and full conference registration are required by April 27, 2017 

EBSCO Scholarship for AJL Conference Attendance. EBSCO provides funding annually to subsidize conference expenses for first time attendees and current students or recent (within two years) graduates of programs related to the work of AJL (library and information science, Judaic or Hebrew studies, etc). Scholarship is based on financial need. Current membership and full conference registration are required. Please apply by submitting the Conference Stipends form above.  

Littauer Grant. AJL members residing outside the continental United States who are presenting, playing an active role in the planning and execution of the conference, and/or who serve in leadership roles in the organization are eligible for the Littauer Grant. Current membership and full conference registration are required. Please apply by submitting the Conference Stipends form above.  

Groner-Wikler Scholarship for AJL Conference Attendance. The Groner-Wikler Scholarship, funded by Kar-Ben Publishing in honor of founders Judye Groner and Madeline Wikler, awards a scholarship for AJL conference attendance to an AJL member who demonstrates dedication to Jewish children's literature and library services. Current membership and full conference registration are required.

Student Scholarship and Conference Subvention.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
The Association of Jewish Libraries awards an annual academic scholarship to a promising student with a history of participating in Judaic studies or libraries, accepted into or attending or an accredited graduate school of library and information science. This scholarship is merit-based rather than needs-based.

CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP
AJL will now also provide conference subvention for attendance at the Association of Jewish Libraries’ annual conference to a promising student with a history of participating in Judaic studies or libraries, accepted into or attending or an accredited graduate school of library and information science. Free full conference registration, travel and (shared) room is included. As such, conference attendance is required. This award is merit-based rather than needs-based.

Both awards also include a service component at the conference to benefit the Association of Jewish Libraries to be determined by the awardees and committee, one option could be to volunteer during the conference or write up their experience for the AJL Newsletter.
 
Applicants must indicate which award(s) (student scholarship or conference subvention) they seek.