In memory of long-time member Florence Shay (1922-2012), the Midwest Chapter of the ABAA offers a $1,750 educational scholarship to attend the 2019 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. It goes toward the total cost of tuition, room and board for one attendee at 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.
- Letter of support written by a professional bookseller or rare book librarian.
Applications will be accepted until midnight, May 15th, 2019. The MWC/ABAA
will notify scholarship applicants of its award decision via email by May
Those interested in applying for the scholarship should send an email to:
The application form and instructions will be sent as a Word document by return email. Or download them here: