OLA Scholarships

Contact awards@accessola.com for more information.

      Funding for University or College Library School Tuition
The OLA Dr. Janette Baker Scholarship supports attendance at a recognized library and information program by individuals who have been working for a minimum of three years and who are employed outside of the education profession. 
For the history of the scholarship and to view past recipients.
Funding available: Up to $5,000 and a 1 year OLA Membership
To apply: Apply using our online form by April 30.
 

  Funding for New Teacher-Librarians
The OLA/OSLA Ken Haycock Super Conference Grant is a travel grant to provide support to newly qualified teacher-librarians (the "TL") to attend the annual conference of the CLA. The funds were transferred to OLA in 2016 after CLA's dissolution. OLA is now proud to provide the grant to support new TL's to attend the OLA Super Conference.
View past recipients.
Funding available: $500
To apply: Apply using our online form  by November 1.
 

  Funding for Exemplary Library Leadership
The Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship was previously offered by the Canadian Library Association (CLA). OLA began to administer the award after CLA's dissolution in 2016 . This award is presented to a candidate that has demonstrated exceptional success in enhancing the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship. 
Funding available: $1,000 cash prize
To apply: Contact info@culc.ca with the subject title containing the nomination title and nominee's name by November 1.
Additional criteria is outlined in the above attachment.