ATLA Diversity Scholarship

The American Theological Library Association will provide one scholarship for $4,000 USD to a student from an underrepresented population enrolled in an ALA-accredited master’s program in library and information science. The scholarship also includes the option of a travel grant to attend and participate in the following ATLA Annual Conference. The awardee can choose to participate in the ATLA Annual Conference by presenting or creating a poster on a particular topic with the support of the members of the sponsoring ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

These funds are supplied by generous ATLA members who donate to the Scholarship and Grant Gifts. For more information and to donate, please visit the ATLA Scholarship and Grant Gifts web page.


  • $4,000 USD
  • (optional) $750 USD travel grant to attend the following ATLA Annual Conference


  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or gender).
  • Applicant must be an ATLA member in good standing at the time of acceptance.
  • Applicant may attend the following ATLA Annual Conference and participate with the support of the ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a presentation or poster session.
  • Applicant must enroll and complete at least six credit hours in the twelve months following notification. 

Application Process

Applications will open Spring 2019. Return here to submit your application by June 1.


  • June 1 – application deadline
  • July 1 – notification of awards to applicants

Disbursement of Funds

Recipients will be required to submit proof of enrollment in at least 6 credit hours. Funds will be issued upon receipt of proof of enrollment. Recipients must submit proof of enrollment within one year of award notification.

Applications will be reviewed by the ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. For more information about the committee’s composition and work, please visit the DEI webpage.