Conference Stipend

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TLA District 4 Conference Stipend Awards


The District 4 TLA stipend is designed to assist currently enrolled library/information science school students to attend the Texas Library Association Conference that is held in Texas every year by covering the cost of the registration fee and one-night hotel stay. The number of award recipients and whether the award will include both regional and state conferences will be determined by the amount raised through district-wide fundraisers annually.

The award will cover the rate of the conference student registration fee and one-night conference approved hotel accommodation, but will not exceed it.


All applicants must meet the following:

  • Submit a completed and signed application.
  • Must be a current Texas Library Association Member.
  • Must currently be enrolled in an MLS, MSIS, or MLIS graduate program in Texas.
  • Must be a resident of a Texas Library Association’s District 4 region, which include the Counties of Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, De Witt, Duval, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Lavaca, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Victoria, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen.

  • It is not required to be currently working or volunteering at a library, in order to submit an application.
  • Stipend recipient will be asked to represent TLA as a volunteer at TLA table events, during conference as well as present a poster session at the regional fall conference.
  • Recipient will be responsible for providing his/her own transportation to and from conference and for covering costs for lodging and meals.


The 2018 application deadline is Monday, September 24, 2018.


The application must be emailed to:  All files must be submitted in one email.



Click HERE for the 2018 conference stipend application form and the above information in a PDF document.

Created on Sep 5, 2018 | Last updated September 07, 2018