CSLA Awards Program
California School Library Association selects winners of several different awards each year. Some awards are given to more than one recipient. The association also offers grants and scholarships. Some are sponsored by outside organizations.
To apply for an award, grant or scholarship please follow these steps:
- Explore all the options and determine which award/scholarships you qualify for.
- Fill out the appropriate form(s), which are linked below.
- Submit supplementary materials, if required
Deadline: The deadline for all state level awards, grants, and scholarships is MAY 31, 2018.
Presentation: They will be presented at the Annual Conference on FEBRUARY 9, 2019, and recipients will be expected to attend.
Additional requirements: Some of the awards, grants, and scholarships require the recipient to become an active member of a committee. You can find a list of the committees here. Some of the awards, grants, and scholarships require additional materials. You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This award honors administrators with direct responsibility for a school or group of schools who have made influential, unique and sustained contributions to effective school library programs.
This award honors a person or group (not currently employed in the school library) who has advocated for school libraries within the past year.
This award recognizes and publicizes effective, collaboratively planned and implemented library units of instruction.
This award recognizes retired members of CSLA who have made outstanding contributions to school library programs and the Association over a sustained period of time.
This award recognizes a person who has made a positive impact for at least three years in a school library in a classified position.
This award honors a credentialed teacher librarian who, through the library program, directly affects students and teachers. The $400 award is funded by DEMCO, Inc. The award money may be applied to conference registration fees. transportation, and lodging.
This award honors a teacher librarian who uses technology as a tool for learning and collaborates to promote the integration of technology in the curriculum. This award is sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources and includes $1,000 for use in the winner’s library.
This grant provides library furniture, supplies, and materials necessary to create a stimulating learning environment. The amount of the grant is $5,000 in products from Demco, Inc., the grant sponsor.
This grant awards $350 for a teacher librarian to attend the CSLA Conference for the first time. The grant money may be applied to conference registration fees. transportation, and lodging.
This scholarship recognizes the need for teacher librarians who reflect the diversity of California’s multicultural, multilingual population. Applicants must be from a traditionally underrepresented group and be enrolled in an accredited teacher librarian credential program. One scholarship of $1,500 will be given.
This scholarship recognizes the need for school library paraprofessionals who reflect the diversity of California’s multicultural, multilingual population. Applicants must be from a traditionally underrepresented group and be enrolled in a community college program for school library technical service certification. One scholarship of $1,000 will be given.
Northern Region Scholarships
CSLA Southern Region Teacher Librarian Scholarship IN HONOR of GENE WHITE and the CHILDREN of MARTHA DEAN
Recognizing that there is a need for professional Teacher Librarians, the California School Library Association, Southern Region, offers two (2) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. The purpose is to assist those persons seeking preparation leading toward a degree or credential to work as a professional in the school library field in a school setting.