The Midwest Chapter of the ABAA offers a $1,646 educational scholarship to attend the 2018 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. It is awarded in memory of long-time member Florence Shay (1922-2012), and covers the cost of tuition, room and board for one attendee of this year’s Seminar.
This scholarship is offered to booksellers who are from the Midwest Chapter region, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Applicants should provide the following:
- A completed copy of the application form.
- A personal statement or essay (no longer than two pages) in which you describe your past or current experience in the world of antiquarian books, your goals for the future, and what you hope to gain from the studies afforded by this scholarship. If you have attended an antiquarian book fair in the past, please offer an observation or impression gained from that experience.
- A letter of support written by a professional bookseller or rare book librarian.
Applications will be accepted up to and including May 1, 2018. The MWC/ABAA will notify scholarship applicants of its award decision on or before May 15, 2018.
Those interested in applying for the scholarship should send an email to:
Kurt Gippert Chair, MWC ABAA
The application form and instructions will be sent as a Word document by return email.