Meeting Scholarships Guidelines
year, in recognition of its role in furthering the continuing education
of its members, the Law Librarians of New England allocates funds to help
make possible attendance at LLNE meetings. In 1987, a scholarship to the
annual AALL meeting or institute was added to the annual allocation.
All members of LLNE are encouraged to apply.
1. The applicant
must be a current member of LLNE, with current year's dues paid at the
time application is made.
2. Current Scholarship Committee members are ineligible to receive awards
during their tenure.
3. Scholarships will be available to the fall and spring LLNE
meetings, and to the annual AALL meeting or institute.
4. Two or
three scholarships may be awarded for each of the LLNE meetings. The amount
awarded for each meeting may vary, reflecting the registration fee, location
and length of the meeting. Generally, an award shall not exceed $150.
The number of scholarships awarded for each meeting (0 - 3), and the amount
for the particular meeting, shall be determined by the Scholarship Committee
with the approval of the Executive Board.
5. One scholarship
in the amount of $750 will be awarded to the annual AALL meeting and/or
institutes. At the discretion of the LLNE Executive Board additional
scholarships may be awarded to the annual meeting.
6. In selecting
the award recipients, the Committee will consider the following factors:
of financial assistance from employer.
new to law librarianship and/or LLNE.
commitment to LLNE or law librarianship.d. Relevance
or expressed interest in particular subject of the meeting.
members of LLNE who have been financially unable to attend meetings.
will be given to applicants who have not previously received a scholarship.
8. If for
any reason an award cannot be used as requested, or funds subsequently
become available from your employer, the award (or the unused portion
thereof) will be returned to the Treasurer of LLNE.
9. A scholarship recipient should be prepared to account for those expenditures covered by the award amount.
10. He or she should also be prepared to share information on the meeting attended with the membership. This may take the form of an article for the newsletter, postings on the blog, etc.
11. No member
may receive an award more frequently than every third year. This restriction
will apply separately to LLNE meeting awards and AALL meeting or institute
awards. Thus, a member of LLNE may be eligible to receive one LLNE award
within a three year period and one AALL award within the same three
for the LLNE meetings must be received by the Chairman of the Scholarship
Committee by the designated deadline date. AALL scholarship applications
must be received by April 30.
Revised 4/06, by the Scholarships Committee consisting of Margaret Cianfarini (chair), Diane Frake, and Mary Ann Neary.
by the Scholarships Committee consisting of Susan C. Sullivan (chair),
Karen Moss, and Martha Sullivan.
For the current
committee chair, see the committee
chairs listing at the LLNE website.