Every two years, NCLA awards several scholarships at the biennial conference. Scholarships are awarded to students accepted to or already attending library school, as well as practicing librarians wishing to further their studies. Applicants must be North Carolina residents for a minimum of two years and already been accepted to library school. Academic excellence, potential for leadership, commitment to service and to librarianship in North Carolina, financial need, and at least two letters of recommendation will all be considered.
The scholarship application period is February 1st through May 31st of the conference year. Application and recommendation forms are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee in June and July. Scholarship award winners are notified in August and announced at the annual conference in October.