NYLA-Dewey Scholarship Award

The NYLA-Dewey Scholarship is sponsored by the Lake Placid Education Foundation and the New York Library Association

NYLA - Dewey Scholarship Application (PDF)

Application Deadline - September 30th

The NYLA-Dewey Scholarship provides financial assistance to enable an interested and deserving student to pursue a Masters Degree in Library Science at an ALA-accredited library school in New York State.

The recipient of this award will receive approximately $1,000.00 to cover tuition costs and related expenses. In addition, the winner will receive free attendance at the first NYLA Annual Conference to be held after the awarding of the scholarship (this includes a ticket to the awards banquet but does not include travel and lodging).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. Be a full- or part-time student, or been accepted into an ALA-accredited library school or school of information science located in New York State. The winner must be matriculated in a library school by the time they receive award.

2. Students must have maintained at least a B average during the semester preceding the award and transcripts must be provided to receive payment.

3. The successful candidates are expected to work in a library or library system in New York State for at least two years upon graduation.

4. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, both the student and the library school must be members of the New York Library Association.  

Award Consideration Factors

Three major factors will be considered in awarding the scholarship: a) evidence of a commitment to a career in librarianship, b) demonstrated leadership ability, and c) scholarly excellence.  

The winner will be notified by December 1. The award will be made available in time for the student to meet the Spring term's tuition costs.  

The following people are excluded from applying for the NYLA-Dewey Scholarship: Board members, officers, employees or relatives thereof of the New York Library Association as well as board members, officers, employees and their relatives of the Lake Placid Foundation.  

Note: Applications forms are to be submitted to the Dean of the Library School or Information Sciences at the ALA accredited institution you have been accepted to or are attending by September 30th. Only one Dewey Scholarship per library school will be awarded each academic year. Preference whenever possible should be given to applicants representing minority and diverse populations.

NYLA - Dewey Scholarship Application

  

2017 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
Kate Cauley Long Island University
Hilary Baribeau Pratt Institute
Rachel Helene Kahn Queens College
Alyssa Alonzo St. John's University
Melissa Tidd Syracuse University
Samantha Mahoski University at Albany
Tamice Gates University at Buffalo

2016 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
Tiffany Carcamo Pratt Institute
Rebecca Anne Fitzgerald Syracuse University
Sebastian Galbo University at Buffalo
Joneil T. James Long Island University
Lindsay Jankovitz St. John's University
Kara Kratcha Queens College
Charlene Martoni University at Albany

2015 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
Megan De Armond Pratt Institute
Brian David Hasbrouck Long Island University
Brittany L. LaValle St. John's University
Kenneth D. Roman Syracuse University
Jody Ellen Shlomo University at Albany
Victoria Urbelis Queens College
Emily Warren University at Buffalo

2014 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
Sarah Akers University at Buffalo
Elliot Andreopoulos Queens College
Carmen DiBartolomeo Long Island University
Maura Nichols University at Albany
Samantha M. Raddatz Pratt Institute
Kathleen Swingly Syracuse University
Lindsay Willert St.John’s University

2013 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
Michelle Ahearn University at Buffalo
Theresa Ameres Long Island University
Anne Fildes Syracuse University
Alice Izumo St. John's University
Doreen O'Sullivan Queens College
Ashley Smolinski University at Albany
Tamara Townsend Pratt Institute

2012 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
Darlene Alessi University at Buffalo
Dr. Cheryl Branche Queens College
Megan Margino St. John's University
Alyssa Newton Syracuse Unviersity
Betsaida Reyes University at Albany
Maridath Wilson Pratt Institute
Caitlyn Wrigley Long Island University

2011 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
Tessa Brawley Syracuse University
Jennifer Daddio CUNY/Queens College
Abigail Orian Garnett Long Island University/Palmer School
Amanda Koziura University at Buffalo
Tor Loney University at Albany

2010 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
Whitney Owen Pratt Institute
Damary Gonzalez St. John’s University
Alison Hosier University At Albany
Elizabeth Archer University At Buffalo
Erik Sommer Palmer School /Long Island University

2009 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
Monique Harding St. John's University
Katherine Borkowski Pratt Institute
Douglas Moore University at Albany
Crystal Cutler Palmer School/LIU
Nicholas Higgins Pratt Institute

2008 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
April Yannarelli Syracuse University
Sharon Cosentino University at Buffalo
Marl Alperts Queens College
Sara Germain University at Albany
Nicholas Higgins Pratt Institute
Sheila Doherty St. John's University
Jennifer Chisnell Palmer School/LIU

2007 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
Sarah Hodges University at Buffalo
Tobi Fineberg Pratt Institute
Rebecca Eller Queens College
Nancy Goldblatt University at Albany
Emily Cornell Syracuse University
Kimberly Hack St. John's University
Gabriel McKee Long Island University

2006 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
Maria Lin Muhlbauer University at Buffalo
David Clonnars Pratt Institute
Debra Firestone Queens College
Lindsay H. Laczak University at Albany
Sara Lynn Kipp Syracuse University
Ann Witte St. John's University
Amanda Susan Angevine Long Island University

2005 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
Linda C. Paul University at Buffalo
Terrance Fitzgerald Pratt Institute
Karan Rinaldo Queens College
Alanna Moss University at Albany
Kirsten Hensley Syracuse University
Roderick Somers St. John's University
Ronit Socoloff Long Island University