SSD Scholarships



SSD Conference Registration Scholarships:  The State Library of Oregon is funding a limited number of scholarships. 
The deadline to apply is Friday, May 26, 2023
Awards are limited to Oregon library staff and preference will be given to persons who meet the following priorities:


  • Never attended an SSD conference
  • Currently unemployed
  • Library support staff
  • Library student
  • Traveling to the conference from more than 100 miles away


 All applicants will be notified on Friday, June 2 whether or not they received prepaid registration. 


The SSD Gateways Scholarship

For 2023, first see if you qualify for the State Library of Oregon scholarship before applying for this.

The purpose of the SSD Gateways scholarship is to provide the means for Oregon library support staff working in libraries with limited funding to attend the Support Staff Division conference and engage in professional development and networking with their peers.

  •     Awarding one scholarship for the registration fees of non-members to attend an SSD Conference.
  •     Awarding two scholarships for the registration fees of OLA members to attend an SSD Conference.

Application Process
Application materials for this scholarship must be received at least 4 weeks prior to the event you would like to attend and/or participate in. For instance, if you would like to use one of these scholarships to attend the 2023 SSD Conference July 20-21, your application materials must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the event.

When applying for this scholarship please keep the following points in mind. In addition to the formal application:

  • Applicants must submit a detailed budget of expected expenses.
  • Applicants must submit a narrative statement describing what they expect their personal growth and career developments will be as a result of the program they are to attend.

SSD Professional Development Scholarship 
SSD is pleased to announce that we are offering three scholarships totaling $150 each for professional development to be awarded to members of the Oregon library community.

You may apply for a the scholarship at the google form link below. Due date for applications is May 25th, 2023. Funds must be used on a library related professional development opportunity by Sept 30, 2023.