Michigan RIPL Regional Scholarships

What is the Michigan RIPL Regional?

Up to 50 participants from public libraries in Michigan and beyond will engage in two days of hands-on, intensive workshops about…

  • Designing outcome-based evaluation of programs and services
  • Assessing the needs of your community
  • Techniques for tracking public library data and using these data for planning, management, and demonstrating the library’s worth
  • Using data and stories to document the impact of your library

Participants will walk away from the RIPL Regional with tools for evaluation, confidence in building research into their activities, and a network of colleagues for future learning and success.

Scholarship opportunities:

Travel scholarships to attend the RIPL Regional in East Lansing, Michigan on August 7-8, 2019 are available.

What does the scholarship cover?

This scholarship acts as a reimbursement meant to cover transportation, registration fee, lodging, and meals other than those provided during the event. Scholarship amounts will be determined on a sliding scale based on distance, library size, and need up to $750.

Scholarships will be awarded via reimbursement after the conference. Receipts will be needed for everything except mileage and the registration fee.

When can I apply?

The scholarship application will be open from February 4 at 8:00 a.m. ET to February 26 at 11:59p.m. ET.

Scholarship applicants will be notified of a decision by March 15 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Who is eligible for the scholarship?

Applicants for the scholarship must meet two criteria:

  1. Their library must be located more than 50 miles away from the conference location of East Lansing, MI (zip code: 48823).
  2. They must meet the Library Research Service’s small and rural library criteria. Qualifying libraries must have a locale code of 31, 32, 33, 41, 42 or 43 and have a service population of less than 25,000. See the full list of small and rural libraries.
Who is providing the scholarships?

Scholarships are provided by Library of Michigan and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

How to apply:

Complete the online application during the application window. Completed applications will receive a confirmation email verifying their submission.


Please email Joe Hamlin at hamlinj2@michigan.gov.


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