Audrey Friend Scholarship Award
Audrey Friend, a role model for library teachers entering the profession, is an original founder of the state school library association and a Past President of MSLMA (MAEM). Throughout her career, she has promoted the role of library teachers and library programs as integral components of the teaching and learning process. She has also been a strong advocate of school public library cooperation and was inducted into the MLA Hall of Fame in 1998. She served as the MSLMA liaison to MLA and other educational organizations for over 25 years.
This award honors Audrey’s dedication and selflessness.
DESCRIPTION: The Massachusetts School Library Association recognizes the importance of having certified library personnel in all schools and is aware of the ever-increasing costs of attaining the degree and/or certification necessary to become a library teacher. For this reason, MSLA wishes to demonstrate its commitment to our profession by sponsoring this annual scholarship award.
CRITERIA / ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a Massachusetts resident currently enrolled in a school library certification master's degree program with plans to attend the college or university during the next school year. S/he should also have a need for financial aid.
APPLICATION / NOMINATION PROCESS:
The Awards Committee is not obligated to designate a recipient if no applicant fulfills all eligibility requirements.
- Complete an application form Word Pdf
- Submit a resume including community and education-related activities
- Write a personal essay stating reasons for entering the school library profession. Please include financial need information.
- Submit a copy of the college or university acceptance letter or a letter from the program director
AWARD: $500.00; one-year MSLA membership; paid registration for that year's conference. The committee may award up to 2 scholarships per year.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Write an article for the MSLA Forum.
Send applications by November 16, 2012 to:
To submit a nomination: Contact Sandy Kelly , Awards Chairperson, for instructions
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 October 2012 )