Scholarships, Fellowships, & Awards

View the 2016 Scholarship & Fellowship Recipients

View the Scholarship & Fellowship Recipients Archive

View the complete list of Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Recipients

View the Beta Phi Mu Doctoral Dissertation Recipients

General Information

2017 Scholarship Applications are now closed. Scholarship applications for 2018 will be accepted from November 15, 2017 to March 15, 2018.

***Please visit the Scholarships page on the new website for updated information. ***

Five scholarships and up to six Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are awarded annually. The Beta Phi Mu Scholarship Review Committee meets during May and recipients are announced at the Beta Phi Mu Business Meeting and Member Reception in conjunction with the ALA Annual Meeting in June.

Click on scholarship name for qualification criteria and for access to the online applications.

Sarah Rebecca Reed
For beginning LIS studies at an ALA accredited school.
Frank B. Sessa – Continuing Education
For continuing education for a Beta Phi Mu member.
Harold Lancour – Foreign Study
For a librarian conducting foreign research.
Blanche E. Woolls – School Media
For beginning LIS studies with a concentration in School Library Media.
Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
For doctoral students who are working on their dissertations in LIS and related fields.

$ 2,250

$ 1,500

$ 1,750

$ 2,250

$ 3,000


Beta Phi Mu also co-sponsors the Beta Phi Mu/LRRT Research Paper Award.
All ALA members are eligible to submit proposals for this $500 award.
Please visit the BPM/LRRT Research Paper Award page for more information.