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Gumdrop Books™ is proud to celebrate 40 wonderful years in education and we couldn't have done it without you.

We believe that books, education and libraries are at the heart of our culture and the basis for our collective future and we want to help sustain those who choose to pursue a career as a librarian.

In appreciation for everything you do to encourage students and teachers, and to help you continue to grow and learn in your field, we're offering eight scholarships, to be awarded to educators who want to further their own education in the library industry.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

-John F. Kennedy


$20,000 in Scholarships - Eight $2,500 Librarian Scholarships Nationwide

Scholarship Rules


Any educator enrolling in the 2016 Fall semester of an ALA-Accredited Program in Library & Information Studies within the United States and Puerto Rico is eligible to apply.

Please NOTE: Candidacy programs are exempt.

The approved list is available at the ALA Accredited Programs Directory.


Each scholarship covers tuition, books, on campus room and board, or similar expenses.


A one-time payment of a maximum of $2,500 will be paid in your name to the college or university listed on your application.


Final selection will be approved by Gumdrop Books™.


Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2016. Recipients will be determined and notified by Gumdrop Books™ during the summer of 2016 via the U.S. Postal Service.


Downloadable Application PDF


Mail application to:
Scholarship Awards
Gumdrop Books™
PO Box 505
Bethany, MO 64424-0505


Or complete the online form using the Scholarship Application button below.

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