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Scholarship program

Are you employed in a Victorian public library? Do you have an area of interest or an idea to explore that is relevant to the future of the library profession? If so, the Margery C Ramsay/Barrett Reid Scholarship may hold the key to the next stage in your career.

The Margery C Ramsay and Barrett Reid Scholarships are offered on alternate years to people with an aptitude for leadership and big-picture thinking. They offer a career-defining opportunity for emerging leaders to step beyond their current role and craft a professional development program that explores an innovative and exciting topic.

Each scholarship is valued at up to $20,000.

Applicants must be employed in a Victorian public library but are not required to be qualified librarians or library technicians. Staff at all band levels are encouraged to apply. Joint applications can be made by two or more applicants from the same or different library services.

There are three stages to the scholarship application process. The first phase closes at 11:59 pm on 30 May 2024.

You must submit an idea during the first phase to be considered for the longlist (phase two) and the shortlist (phase three).

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View the previous recipients for the Barrett Reid Scholarship and the Margery C Ramsay Scholarship, and explore the most recent recipients below.

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