Scholarships and Grants

Submission Deadlines

All application materials for Scholarships must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on April 20th.

Selection Procedure

OELMA’s Awards Strategic Committee is charged with reviewing applications for all Association awards. The Committee is comprised of four OELMA members approved by the OELMA Board, Immediate Past President, Co-chairs of the Awards Strategic Committee approved by the OELMA Board and the Director Liaison to Awards. The OELMA Board of Directors makes the final decision on all awards.

Scholarships

Allen Oakum Scholarship

The Allen Oakum Scholarship is a $500 stipend awarded to an Ohio resident enrolled in an accredited school library program pursuing licensure in school library media. The scholarship is intended to help defray educational costs for future library media specialists as they complete their studies.

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OELMA Scholarship

The OELMA Scholarship is up to a $1,000 stipend awarded to an Ohio resident enrolled in an accredited school library program pursuing licensure in school library media. The scholarship is intended to help defray educational costs for future library media specialists as they complete their studies.

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Grants

Floyd Dickman Programming Grant

The Floyd Dickman Programming Grant honors the life and contributions of Floyd Dickman. In partnership with Junior Library Guild, this grant is awarded annually to one Ohio school library to help fund programs that inspire children to embrace the fun and the joy that reading offers. The grant continues the work that Floyd was so passionate about during his lifetime.

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