Apply for Student Vision Scholarship for attending 2018 MAC/MLA Conference – Deadline Sept. 1st

The Membership and Recruitment Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) of the Medical Library Association invites library students to apply for a conference scholarship to attend the 2018 MAC Annual Meeting, which will be held October 28-30, 2018 in Ocean City, MD. Students attending the conference are invited to explore the benefits of health sciences librarianship through interaction, networking, and mentorship.


Five scholarships will be awarded. This unique opportunity for emerging professionals includes:

  • Complimentary conference registration
  • Ticket to the Welcome Reception
  • One night of accommodation at the conference hotel (reimbursed)
  • Meals that are provided as part of the conference program

The Student Vision Scholarship does not include travel expenses to the conference (airfare, mileage, or car rental), parking, or accommodations (hotel) and meals outside of conference programming on October 28-30, 2018 as defined above. The cost of any continuing education (CE) classes are not included in the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

Scholarship applicants must be:

  • A current library student:
    • Attending an ALA accredited library school in the MAC region or
    • Living in the MAC region and attending any distance education ALA accredited library school.
  • Full or part-time student
  • Willing to submit a ½ page report detailing their experience and impressions of the program to appear in the MAC Messages Blog by December 10th, 2018
  • Committed to attend the Welcome Reception and as much of the conference programming as possible

Submission Guidelines

To be considered for this award, applicants must:

  • Meet all the eligibility criteria
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a library school faculty member
  • Submit an essay (no more than 500 words) describing their interest in health sciences librarianship
  • Submit a current resume and cover letter

Deadline for Submission

Applicants should email their completed applications to the MAC Conference Scholars Program at by Saturday, September 1st, 2018. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered. All scholarship applicants will be notified via e-mail by Friday, September 7th, 2018.

Note: The selection committee requests that applicants not register for the MAC Annual Meeting until notified of their status to avoid the need for refunds.

Please contact Nedelina Tchangalova,, MAC Membership and Recruitment Committee Chair, if you have any further questions.


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