Sara Bein Scholarship
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
An annual one-semester stipend initiated for each Spring semester
To provide financial assistance to Louisville Free Public Library employees who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree. To help educate employees at the LFPL to meet the individual goals of the recipient and the community’s need for an educated public.
Current employees of the LFPL in good standing are eligible to apply. The review committee will also consider such criteria as letters of recommendation, past performance on the job and the library’s need for graduates with particular experience or educational background. Applications will be considered from prospective students who have applied for admission, but the grant will not be awarded until admission is verified.
TERM OF SCHOLARSHIP:
Employees may apply for scholarship grants for one semester at a time.
TYPE AND AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
The Friends of the Library will pay a total of $500, with a maximum of $1,000 for each year.
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT OBLIGATIONS:
Recipients who maintain their employment at the LFPL must continue to be employees in good standing. During the semester in which the scholarship grant is awarded, recipients must continue their employment with LFPL.
The library director will post notice of the scholarship program through typical library communication channels.
The library director, in consultation with supervisory staff, will screen applicants to ensure their eligibility and recommend the specific applicants.
An ad hoc committee of the Friends of the Library will select qualified applicants from those recommended by the library director.
After verification of enrollment in an institution of higher learning, payment for tuition and course fees will be made directly to the student/employee.