Stephanie Squicciarini Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship will provide financial assistance to a participant in the Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership Academy.

Stephanie Squicciarini, MLS, became a shining star in the field of teen services through her involvement in professional associations and as the Founder and President of the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival (TBF). For seventeen years, Stephanie was the Teen Services Librarian at the Fairport (NY) Public Library. Her name was at the end of reviews in Kliatt and School Library Journal. She loved her work, sharing the joy of reading with teens, and in turn, inspired her peers to also provide outstanding library services to adolescents.

For more information about Stephanie, read Lisa Wemett's tribute.

For more information on the Academy, please visit the EALA webpage.


Covers the $349 tuition for the Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership Academy


No separate application document.
Please submit materials listed under "Requirements" to the Scholarship Committee chair.
Click here for a printable info sheet with requirements.

Annual Deadline

July 1


For further information or to submit your application materials, please contact the Scholarship Committee chair.


All applicants must meet the following criteria:

Be a member of NYLA/YSS at time of application and during EALA enrollment
Be a current employee of a School or Public Library in New York State

To be considered for the award, all applicants must submit the following materials:

Current Resume
A letter of support from his/her current supervisor or a work colleague
A personal statement of no more than 1 page single-spaced that addresses the following:

List of Scholarship Recipients

2018 - 2019

Pamela Edholm - Grand Island Memorial Library
Sarah Prosser - Field Library