About the Scholarship

The Hubbard Scholarship of the Georgia Library Association is started by the family and friends of Mr. C. S. Hubbard, who is an early supporter of libraries in Georgia.

The purpose of the scholarship is to select excellent librarians for Georgia and to provide financial support towards completing a Master’s degree in library science.

The current institution principal provides the interest for the annual scholarship awards. A student should demonstrate good academic ability to receive this benefit.


How to apply for this award?

  • An applicant must complete an online scholarship application form that can be found on the official website, in order to be considered for this award.

  • A candidate is required to submit letters of reference, transcripts, and proof of admissions directly to the scholarship committee.

  • A student should provide proof of admission to an American Library Association-accredited Master’s program/library school, i.e., a letter from the dean of the school/program certifying your acceptance.

  • In addition to that, an applicant should give two reference letters from faculty members with a short essay describing the reasons why they want to be a librarian.


Award Amount and Deadline

The scholarship amounts to $3000 that can be used by a student to pay for their tuition, room, and fees. All the eligible students receive the scholarship and it varies every year.

All the necessary documents and completed online applications must be sent to the financial aid division of the organization on or before the 24th of May.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be completing a senior in an accredited college or university or be a graduate of such an institution.

  • A student must be accepted or enrolled as a student in a master’s degree program at a library school accredited by the American Library Association.

  • A candidate must be ready to begin the program of study not later than the fall term of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.

  • The applicant must indicate an intention to complete degree requirements within three years.

  • Candidates must maintain a passing grade average throughout the program and submit grade reports to the committee chair at the end of each term.

  • The applicant must agree to work for one year following graduation from library school in a library-related capacity in Georgia, or agree to pay back a prorated amount of the award plus interest.