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NAHSL: Professional Development - MLA Annual Meeting Scholarship

MLA Annual Meeting Scholarship

The MLA Annual Meeting scholarship is intended to provide support for members to attend the MLA Annual Meeting. The award is typically used to cover registration. The maximum award amount is $750 for in-person registration and $350 for virtual only registration.

Scholarships are awarded as reimbursements. Therefore, if you receive an award, you must register and pay the registration fee. After the conference, you can request to be reimbursed. Additional information can be found in the "Conditions of Award" section below.

2024 Award Information

Meeting dates: May 18-21, 2024
Award Limits:

  • $750 for in-person registration
  • $350 for virtual only registration 

Deadline to apply: April 15, 2024


  • Applicants must be a current members of NAHSL and have paid their dues by the application award deadline but no later than March 15 of the current year (whichever comes first). New members of NAHSL who join at mid-year (due to change of job, moving into the area, etc.) will be eligible for award opportunities.
  • Applicants are eligible for multiple awards in a single calendar year as long as the total award amount does not exceed $1,000.
  • Applicants must submit their application by the deadline. The Committee will not make exceptions for late applications.

How Applications are Selected for Funding

Award applications will be considered and weighted for factors such as levels of institutional support; amount of recently received NAHSL awards; professional involvement on the local, state, regional, or national level; statement of purpose for award use; number of applicants per institution; and geographical distribution of applications across the NAHSL region.

Conditions of Award

If you receive a scholarship, you agree to the following:

  1. To write and publish a summary of a speaker/another part of the meeting on NAHSL’s blog within two months of the conference (blog guidelines are posted on the website).
  2. To within a month of the conference, submit a check request form with appropriate documentation to the Professional Development Chair .All documentation and check requests must be completed by December 1 in the calendar year for which the grant was awarded. Any delay will result in reimbursement rejection.  
  3. To have a great time at the conference!