Funding Opportunities

OLA is a charitable and non-profit organization that has established several funds, scholarships, and bursaries to assist our members in their education and professional pursuits. Funding is available for OLA members across all divisions and career stages.

View each funding opportunity for more information on funding amounts available, how to apply, and eligibility requirements. You must be an OLA member in good standing in order to be eligible for one of these funds.

Funding opportunities are directly tied to OLA’s Mission and Vision:

Mission: We empower our members in the library and information services sector to build informed, participatory, and inclusive communities through:

Vision: Leading and inspiring the growth and innovation of the library and information services sector. 

Through each fund, OLA supports its’ members by:

  • Providing professional development and networking opportunities
  • Providing mentorship opportunities
  • OLA event attendance support
  • Library school tuition support
  • Research and project development support