Continuing Education Scholarships
Download the Continuing Education Application Form – Applications Due January 15 and July 15
The Fairfax Library Foundation’s Scholarship Program was established to enhance the capability of the Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) staff and volunteers to deliver high quality public service. Twice a year the Foundation awards several scholarships up to $1,500 to support the continuing education of all FCPL employees and volunteers.
All FCPL employees and volunteers are eligible to apply for scholarships. Scholarships are awarded either for advance funding or reimbursement for registration costs, books/materials and travel-related expenses to attend seminars, conferences, lectures, workshops, adult education classes, certificate programs, or college and university classes when not enrolled in a formal degree program. Attendance at such events must benefit the FCPL in a demonstrable fashion.
Applicants may receive a scholarship for only one (1) event occurring within a calendar year (January through December), either on an advance approval or reimbursement basis, but may be considered for an additional scholarship for a subsequent yearly period. The event start date must occur within 12 months of the application deadline. The Foundation’s Scholarship Committee will determine whether an event falls within an eligible calendar year and whether it will be for advance approval or for a refund dependent on the event start date.
Applications must be submitted by either the July 15 or January 15 deadline. An application must be postmarked or received by the Foundation at the address below on or before the deadline.
Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis without regard to race, gender, religion, age, physical disability, or sexual orientation. The Foundation considers the merit of each application carefully. Factors evaluated will include:
- Value of the scholarship event to the organization and the individual,
- Potential for future work and volunteer service in FCPL, and
- Length of employment and/or volunteer service with FCPL.
Each applicant will be notified of the Foundation’s decision within six (6) to eight (8) weeks of the closing date. Foundation decisions are final and not subject to appeal. Funds will be disbursed directly to the recipient.
For further information, please contact:
Fairfax Library Foundation
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 329
Fairfax, VA 22035
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