About the Scholarship

The Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship is sponsored by the Hartford Public Library and was established in the year 1926 as a tribute to one of the great contributors in American Librarianship. The scholarship is all open to those who plan to major in library work with their children. 

The scholarship fund travelled all its way from Hartford Librarian's Club as a personal gift to Miss Hewins on her 50th anniversary as a librarian. When Hewins chose to use the gift as a base for the scholarship, she started receiving assistance from almost all her friends, relatives, and throughout Connecticut. Thus, assuring the scholarship for everyone in need with the memory of Miss Hewins.


How to apply for the Scholarship?

  • Students applying for the scholarship must fill in the online form that can be found on the official website of Hartford Public Library.

  • The student must have to submit official high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scorecards to show that they fulfil the basic academic criteria.

  • The applicant has to submit a college transcript about college credits through the first semester of his/her senior year or in support of an awarded degree
  • The applicant must also submit evidence of application and acceptance to an accredited school of library service.

  • In addition, a student should also submit a FAFSA certificate that is used to determine the financial position of his/her family.


Award Amount and Deadline

The award amount for this scholarship is $4,000 per year up to the completion of the degree and the award amount is non-renewable.

This scholarship is given to those people who are pursuing their careers in librarian degrees and are in the public sector. All the above documents and records must be submitted to the library no later than September 1.

Candidates are required to submit all the above-mentioned documents and applications only through the mail.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a legally recognized citizen of the United States or an eligible international student who's planning to specialize in library work with children

  • The scholarship is available to those who have received or are about to receive a four-year undergraduate degree students.

  • A student should be applied for admission to a library school or are already attending a library school accredited by the American Library Association.