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Scholarship Awards

Scholarships for Conference Support

Judy R. Cohn Conference Support

Named for a long-time AJL member and Southern California Chapter president (2006–2012), the Judy R. Cohn Conference Support Fund assists AJL members with the expense of attending AJL’s annual conferences. Support is based on financial need, weighted toward applicants with involvement in AJL. 

EBSCO Scholarship for AJL Conference Attendance 
EBSCO Information Services 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. 

Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe
Funds have been made available by the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe to support conference attendance by European Judaica librarians.  Applicants are expected to participate actively in the conference (e.g., presenting, planning programs), and will be asked to report on their conference activities. Applicants seeking support should indicate their eligibility on the application form.

KarBen Scholarship for AJL Conference Attendance
The KarBen 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.


AJL Student Scholarship/Subvention Award

AJL is pleased to offer an academic scholarship of $1000 to two students enrolled in or accepted into an accredited graduate school of library and information science, in combination with a conference subvention award for attending the AJL annual conference. Free full conference registration, travel, and shared room are included. AJL membership is not required for eligibility. Eligibility guidelines and full application requirements are available on the Student Scholarship Award page.

The Association of Jewish Libraries awards scholarships to promising students with a history of participating in Judaic studies or libraries (or the intention of pursuing a career in Judaic librarianship). This scholarship is merit-based rather than needs-based. AJL welcomes and highly encourages award recipients’ involvement in the organization through volunteer and mentorship opportunities. Awardees who attend the conference will also benefit from special programming geared toward first-time attendees and from the opportunity to network with librarians at all career stages and specializations.