Joyce Kipps Memorial Scholarships

The Joyce Kipps Memorial Scholarship provides assistance to offset costs to attend either the OPLA’s RA in a Day or annual OLA Super Conference.

Criteria and Eligibility

You must be a current OLA/OPLA member.
You must be employed in a public library and your work must have a Reader’s Advisory (RA) focus.
You must be in the library profession for less than 5 years.
You cannot be a past recipient as you can only receive this scholarship one time for one of the two events.

Winners of this scholarship will receive a travel bursary, free entry to the event, and a one year free OLA/OPLA membership.


Super Conference Bursary
December 15: Applications due
Late December: Applications deliberated and decisions made
Early January: Decisions communicated and picture of recipient requested
Early- Mid January: Final award presentation details known and communicated to recipient

RA in a Day Bursary
March 30: Applications due
Early April: Applications deliberated and decisions made
Early April: Decisions communicated and picture of recipient requested.
Mid April: RA in a Day Event

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