Prairielands supports career development by offering continuing education scholarships to staff in member libraries. Scholarships are offered on a quarterly basis for any appropriate training, workshop, or seminar, including annual events such as MLA, ITEM, Children’s Literature conference, etc. Staff of member libraries may apply for one scholarship per quarter of Prairieland’s fiscal year. The fiscal year quarters are:
- Quarter 1, July – September
- Quarter 2, October – December
- Quarter 3, January – March
- Quarter 4, April – June
All scholarships reimburse expenses related to the continuing education program. An eligible expense might include a registration fee, lodging, mileage, etc. Paid receipts will be required. Check with Prairielands for expenses that differ from these examples.
Recipients are required to share their experience with other Prairielands members by submitting a report through an online form.
Reimbursement forms for all scholarships are attached to approval letters