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.
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:
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:
- What goal(s) do you feel will be met by your participation in this leadership program?
- What knowledge or skills do you hope to gain from this program?
- How do you feel this program will help with your future aspirations?
List of Scholarship Recipients
2018 - 2019
Pamela Edholm - Grand Island Memorial Library
Sarah Prosser - Field Library