Scholarships


Many generous sources of scholarship support have been created to help students attend CABS. Please review the terms of your prospective scholarship when making plans for CABS. Some scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, room, and board; others cover only tuition, or are partial contributions to tuition expenses. See Registration to review information on tuition fees and Housing for information on board and lodging.

With the new year of 2020 upon us, nearly all the details for scholarships for CABS Minnesota 2020 have been finalized; please check back to see whether scholarships have been updated or have been added!

ABAA

The ABAA Elisabeth Woodburn Fund will again offer the Ed Glaser Scholarship for CABS in 2020.  The scholarship will cover tuition, room and board ($1615) for CABS Minnesota 2020. The Trustees of the Woodburn Fund may also award Woodburn Scholarships to aspiring booksellers for tuition ($1250) only.

Applicants should submit essays stating their reasons for wishing to attend. Preference will be given those who demonstrate need. Applications must be received no later than Friday, April 24, 2020. Letters of support from ABAA members are welcome, but not necessary. Winners will be notified as near to May 8 as possible.

Apply through the ABAA application portal at apply.abaa.org

ABAA - Midwest Chapter Florence Shay Scholarship

The Midwest Chapter of the ABAA offers a $1615 educational scholarship to attend CABS Minnesota in Northfield in 2020. This scholarship is awarded in memory of long-time member Florence Shay (1922-2012), and covers the cost of tuition, room and board for one attendee to this year’s seminar.

This scholarship is offered to booksellers from the Midwest  Chapter region, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,  Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Applications will be accepted up to and including April 24, 2020.  The MWC/ABAA will notify scholarship applicants of its award decision via email on or before May 1, 2020.

Applicants should provide the following:

1) A completed copy of the application form.

2) A personal statement or essay (no longer than two pages) in which you describe your past or current experience in the world of antiquarian books, your goals for the future, and what you hope to gain from the  studies afforded by this scholarship. If you have attended an antiquarian book fair in the past, please offer an observation or impression gained from that experience.

3) A letter of support written by a professional bookseller or rare book librarian.

Submit your application via email or U.S. mail to the ABAA/MWC scholarship committee chair,

Daniel Weinberg
chairmwabaachapter@gmail.com
Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.
824 W. Superior St, Ste 100
Chicago IL 60642

Obtain a copy of the PDF application here.

ABAA - Northern California Chapter (NCC/ABAA)

George Robert Kane Memorial Scholarship

Application for Summer/Fall 2020

 In memory of long-time member George Robert Kane (Oct. 6, 1913–Nov. 28, 2009), the Northern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America announces the availability of an educational scholarship.  In the interest of promoting professionalism and education relevant to the antiquarian book trade, persons currently working in or actively pursuing a career in the book trade are especially encouraged to apply. The scholarship will pay $1,500 for tuition and related costs for participation in a course of study offered by the following programs in the Summer/Fall of 2020:

California Rare Book School (Los Angeles); CABS Minnesota (Northfield, MN); Rare Book School (Charlottesville, Virginia)

All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2020. The NCC/ABAA will notify scholarship applicants of its award decision via email by May 1, 2020. Each application must include at least one written letter of support by a professional bookseller or rare book librarian, as well as the applicant's biography and essay.

Your complete application and supporting letter may be submitted via a PDF email attachment to

Kim Herrick, NCC secretary
books@thebooklair.com

or by post to:

Kim Herrick
The Book Lair
8 Twelve Oaks Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588.


To apply for the NCC/ABAA Educational Scholarship, please provide:

 1) A completed copy of the application form (available by email from Kim Herrick – see address above).

 2) A personal statement or essay (no longer than two pages) in which you describe your past or current experience in the world of rare books, your goals for the future, and what you hope to gain from the studies afforded by this scholarship.

 3) Letter of support written by a professional bookseller or rare book librarian.

ABAA - Southeast Chapter

The ABAA Southeast Chapter Scholarship is worth $1615 and covers full tuition as well as room and board for CABS Minnesota 2020.  The scholarship is offered to one student, who must reside in Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia.

The scholarship is open to current and prospective second-hand or antiquarian booksellers, as well as to library or archives professionals.

Applications may be sent by email or snail mail and must be received not later than close of business on 17 April 2020.  They should be sent to the

Southeast Chapter Scholarship Committee
c/o Rockford Toews
Back Creek Books LLC
194 Main Street
Annapolis MD 21401
rock@backcreekbooks.com

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged in the same manner by which they were submitted.

To apply:

Current or prospective booksellers must submit a resume of not more than one page that includes, but is not limited to, the applicant’s full contact information and related academic and/or bookselling training and experience. 

Additionally, applicants must submit an accompanying personal statement of not more than two pages describing their

1) current bookselling endeavors whether as an employee, owner, or future owner, 2) business plan (for owners or future owners) or career plan (for employees), 3) bookselling strengths, 4) bookselling weaknesses, and 5) what the applicant hopes to gain by attending CABS.

Library or archive professionals must submit a resume of not more than one page that includes, but is not limited to, the applicant’s full contact information and related academic and/or professional training and experience. 

Additionally, applicants must submit an accompanying personal statement of not more than two pages describing their

1) current position, official duties, and recent accomplishments, 2) career plan, 3) professional strengths, 4) professional weaknesses, and 5) what the applicant hopes to gain by attending CABS.

Applicants will be notified of the chapter’s award decision not later than 1 May 2020.

AbeBooks

To support and promote best practices in rare bookselling, AbeBooks.com is pleased to offer the chance to attend CABS Minnesota in July 2020. The contest prize includes admission to attend the event, instructional materials, breakfasts and lunches, and accommodations. There will be two lucky winners. Each prize package is worth US$1615. Transportation to and from the event is not included.

Deadline to apply is April 17, 2020. As of January 1, 2020, the AbeBooks contest page should go live soon! Check back with the AbeBooks site (see link below) to see the latest updates on their 2020 scholarship contest. The AbeBooks website will soon have details for the dates of application for the prizes:

http://www.abebooks.com/books/contest/colorado-book-seminar.shtml

Belle da Costa Greene Scholarship

With the goal of actively working to achieve a more diverse and inclusive community of booksellers and librarians, thanks to the generosity of Lisa Unger Baskin, CABS Minnesota is pleased invite applicants for a 2020 scholarship for $2,000 to cover the cost of tuition, room and board ($1,615) with the additional $385 intended for travel or incidental expenses. The scholarship is intended for a bookseller or a librarian from an historically underrepresented community.

We encourage applications from booksellers and librarians from the African American, Latino/a/x, Asian American/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, working class, persons with disabilities, or other self-identified communities of booksellers or librarians who might benefit from this scholarship.


Applicants should submit a short 1- or 2-page essay on why they want to attend CABS. They should include in the statement a brief personal and professional history, and something about their relationship to books and the book trade. We also ask for a CV and one letter of support from a member of the book trade, a professional librarian, or another member of the antiquarian book world.


This scholarship is named for Belle da Costa Greene, the African-American librarian, bibliographer and director of the Morgan Library.


The deadline to submit your application is April 24, 2020. We will notify the winner by or before May 1, 2020. Submit your application by mail or by email to Garrett Scott:


Garrett Scott, Bookseller
P.O. Box 4561

Ann Arbor MI 48106
garrett@bibliophagist.com

PDFs preferred but not required. Please include "Belle da Costa Greene Scholarship" in your email subject line. Applicants for the Greene Scholarship will also be considered for the Ruggles Scholarship.

Between the Covers

Between the Covers Rare Books has generously agreed to offer a full scholarship ($1615) to cover the cost of tuition, room, and meals for CABS Minnesota in 2020. Members of the trade, collectors, and librarians are all eligible.

Applicants should submit their contact information along with an essay expressing need, their current status in the rare book trade, goals for the future, and what they hope to gain from the seminar. Supporting letters of recommendation are welcome, but not necessary.

Deadline for application is May 1, 2020. Winners will be notified by May 8, 2020. Applications can be sent by mail or email to CABS scholarship coordinator Garrett Scott:

Garrett Scott, Bookseller
P. O. Box 4561
Ann Arbor MI 48106

garrett@bibliophagist.com

PDFs preferred but not absolutely required.

Please include BTC-CABS SCHOLARSHIP in your email subject line. If letters of support are sent under separate cover, please let us know. Applicants for the Between the Covers Scholarship will also be automatically considered for the CABS Alumni scholarships and for the Ciletti, Rulon-Miller, and Gallagher scholarships.

Biblio.com

Biblio is pleased to offer a full scholarship to attend CABS Minnesota in 2020. Applications are open to any bookseller, book collector, librarian, or interested bibliophile.

The scholarship winner will receive the full cost of tuition, room, and board ($1615) as well as a $250 donation in their name to a literacy or education-based non-profit of their choice.

The scholarship is open to any interested party. Applicants should provide:

1. A unique article or essay the introduces the lay collector to their chosen field of expertise. (Around 500 words is ideal.) Biblio may, at its discretion, publish your article on its websites and will provide you with full credit and links to your business, where applicable.

2. A brief description of the charity you would choose to receive the donation and why you chose them (no more than one single-spaced page).

Deadline for applications/articles is April 17, 2020. Please send all applications to scholarship@biblio.com. The scholarship winner will be notified within 7 days of the application deadline.

Best of luck to all of our scholarship applicants!

Bibliopolis

Bibliopolis is pleased to offer two scholarships for 2020 CABS Minnesota. The scholarships each be for full tuition ($1250). Applicants should submit brief essays stating their reasons for wishing to attend.

Entries must be received no later than April 20, 2020 The winner will be notified as soon after April 30 as possible.

Please send essays via email with the subject line "Bibliopolis CABS Scholarship" to:

scholarships@bibliopolis.com

CABS Alumni Scholarships

Through the generosity of its alumni, CABS Minnesota again offers two alumni-sponsored scholarships for 2020. Each scholarship will be in the amount of $1615, which covers tuition plus room and board at St. Olaf College. Members of the trade, collectors, and librarians are all eligible.

Applicants should submit their contact information along with an essay expressing need, their current status in the rare book trade, goals for the future, and what they hope to gain from the seminar. Supporting letters of recommendation are welcome, but not necessary.

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2020, and winners will be notified by May 8. Applications can be sent by mail or email (please use CABS ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP in the email subject line) and should be sent either via post or emailed to:

Garrett Scott, Bookseller
P.O. Box 4561
Ann Arbor MI 48106
garrett@bibliophagist.com

PDFs preferred but not absolutely required.

Applicants for the CABS Alumni Scholarship will also be considered for the Between the Covers, Rulon-Miller, Ciletti,  and Gallagher scholarships.

Ciletti Scholarship

In honor of Mary and Jim Ciletti, the owners of Hooked on Books in Colorado Springs and longtime friends and supporters of the seminar, CABS Minnesota will award one 2020 scholarship in honor of the Mary and Jim. The scholarship for $1615 will cover the full cost of tuition plus room and board.

Applicants should submit their contact information along with an essay addressing need, their current status in the rare book trade, goals for the future, and what they hope to gain from the seminar. Supporting letters of recommendation are welcome, but not necessary.

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2020 and winners will be notified by May 8. Email applicants should put CILETTI SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line. Applications can be sent by mail or email, and should be either mailed or emailed to:

Garrett Scott Bookseller
P. O. Box 4561
Ann Arbor MI 48106
garrett@bibliophagist.com

PDFs preferred but not absolutely required. Applicants for the Ciletti Scholarship will also be considered for the Between the Covers, Gallagher, Rulon-Miller, and CABS Alumni scholarships.

Dan De Simone Library Scholarship

CABS Minnesota is pleased to announce the renewal of the scholarship created in honor of Daniel De Simone, retired Librarian of the Folger Shakespeare Library and an ABAA bookseller. Dan was a faculty member at CABS from 2004 to 2015, and he remains a board member of the Antiquarian Book School Foundation.

The scholarship is intended for early-career professional librarians, archivists, and non-professional library staff working in a research/rare book environment. The scholarship of $1615 will cover full tuition, plus room and board at St. Olaf College.

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2020. The winner will be notified on or before May 8. Applicants should include a resumé and a letter explaining why they are interested in attending CABS. Letters of support are welcome but not required.

Applications should be sent via mail or email, with email preferred; please use CABS DE SIMONE SCHOLARSHIP in the email subject line.

Send applications to:

Garrett Scott, Bookseller
P.O. Box 4561

Ann Arbor MI 48106
garrett@bibliophagist.com

PDF format very much preferred but not absolutely required.

David Ruggles Scholarship

With the goal of actively working to achieve a more diverse and inclusive community of booksellers and librarians, thanks to the generosity of Lisa Unger Baskin, CABS Minnesota is pleased invite applicants for a 2020 scholarship for $2,000 to cover the cost of tuition, room and board ($1,615) with the additional $385 intended for travel or incidental expenses. The scholarship is intended for a bookseller or a librarian from an historically underrepresented community.


We encourage applications from booksellers and librarians from the African American, Latino/a/x, Asian American/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, working class, persons with disabilities, or other self-identified communities of booksellers or librarians who might benefit from this scholarship.


Applicants should submit a short 1- or 2-page essay on why they want to attend CABS. They should include in the statement a brief personal and professional history, and something about their relationship to books and the book trade. We also ask for a CV and one letter of support from a member of the book trade, a professional librarian, or another member of the antiquarian book world.


This scholarship is named for Belle da Costa Greene, the African-American librarian, bibliographer and director of the Morgan Library.


The deadline to submit your application is April 24, 2020. We will notify the winner by or before May 1, 2020. Submit your application by mail or by email to Garrett Scott:


Garrett Scott, Bookseller
P.O. Box 4561

Ann Arbor MI 48106
garrett@bibliophagist.com

PDFs preferred but not required. Please include "David Ruggles Scholarship" in your email subject line. Applicants for the Ruggles Scholarship will also be considered for the Greene Scholarship.

Delmas Foundation Scholarships

The Antiquarian Book Seminar Foundation is honored to announce the creation of three Delmas Foundation Scholarships to CABS Minnesota in 2020.

Thanks to a generous two-year grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation of New York, these scholarships are intended to support the continuing efforts of CABS Minnesota to diversify the antiquarian book trade and the world of rare books and archives. CABS Minnesota will offer three scholarships for CABS Minnesota in 2020, each scholarship of $2000 to cover the full cost of tuition, food, and lodging ($1615) with an additional $385 to help defray travel costs.

The Delmas Foundation Scholarships are intended for members of the African American, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, working class, persons with disabilities, or other self-identified communities who might benefit from a scholarship to attend the seminar.

Applicants should submit an essay of no more than two pages explaining why they want to attend CABS. They should include in this statement a brief personal and professional history, as well as something about their relationship to books or archives and to the book trade. A letter of support from a member of the book trade, or a professional librarian, or another member of the antiquarian book world is welcome but not required.

The deadline to submit your application is Monday, April 20, 2020. We will notify the winners by or before May 1, 2020. Submit your application by mail or by email to CABS scholarship coordinator Garrett Scott:

Garrett Scott, Bookseller
P.O. Box 4561
Ann Arbor MI 48106
garrett@bibliophagist.com

PDFs preferred but not required. Please let Garrett know if a letter of support will be arriving under separate cover. Include DELMAS SCHOLARSHIP in your email subject line. Applicants for the Delmas Scholarship will also be considered for the Greene Scholarship and the Ruggles Scholarship.

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation was established in 1976 by Gladys Krieble Delmas and Jean Paul Delmas to promote the “advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, and by supporting research libraries and other institutions which transmit our cultural heritage.” For more, see www.delmas.org.

Don Gallagher

In honor of the late Don Gallagher, a Denver bookseller and close friend of the Seminar for many years, CABS Minnesota will award one 2020 scholarship in his name for $1615 to cover the cost of tuition plus room and board.

Applicants should submit their contact information along with an essay addressing need, their current status in the rare book trade, goals for the future, and what they hope to gain from the seminar. Supporting letters of recommendation are welcome, but not necessary.

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2020 and winners will be notified by May 8. Email applicants should put GALLAGHER SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line. Applications can be sent by mail or email, and should be either mailed or emailed to:

Garrett Scott Bookseller
P. O. Box 4561
Ann Arbor MI 48106
garrett@bibliophagist.com

PDFs preferred but not absolutely required. Applicants for the Gallagher Scholarship will also be considered for the Between the Covers, Rulon-Miller, CABS Alumni and Ciletti scholarships.

IOBA

The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) is pleased to offer up to three full scholarships of $1615 to CABS Minnesota in 2020, each scholarship to cover the full cost of tuition plus food and lodging at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

IOBA also offers a possible additional stipend of up to $500 to help defray travel costs for booksellers coming from outside of North America.

These scholarships are available to any current IOBA member in good standing, excluding members of the Scholarship Committee and current IOBA officers. Prospective members who are currently participating in the mentorship program are also eligible to apply, if approved by their mentor.

Applicants must include a one-page description of their business, an essay of up to two pages on why they wish to attend, and a letter of recommendation from a fellow bookseller. (The letter of recommendation need not come from a member of IOBA.)

Deadline for applications is MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020.  Winners will be notified by May 1.

Scholarship application materials and any questions should be submitted to scholarshipcontest@ioba.org -- please include IOBA SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line.

More detail on scholarships offered by IOBA can be found here:

http://www.ioba.org/pages/ioba-scholarships/

Further details on scholarship applications can be found in the members area of ioba.org (login required).

RMABA

The Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association (RMABA) is please to renew the Helen & John Dunning Scholarship for $1000 to CABS-Minnesota for 2020, to be held July 12-17 at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

The RMABA scholarship honors Helen and John Dunning, longtime RMABA members and nationally known figures in the antiquarian book business.

Competition, like RMABA membership, is open to all book people who share the RMABA goals—but we especially invite applications from residents of the traditional Rocky Mountain states: Colorado, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants should:

1. Write a ONE PAGE letter telling the committee about yourself and why you should receive the RMABA Scholarship. Letters of support are welcome, but not required.

2. Email your application to scholarship@rmaba.org

3. Entries must be emailed no later than Friday, April 24, 2020.

The successful candidate will be notified on or before May 7.

Contact scholarship@rmaba.org for questions concerning the scholarship.

Robert Rulon-Miller Scholarship

To honor the service of faculty member Robert Rulon-Miller, Jr. as Director of CABS from 2004-2009 and again from 2013-2017, CABS Minnesota once again offers a scholarship in his name. The 2020 Rulon-Miller scholarship for $1615 will cover the full cost of tuition, plus room and board. Members of the trade, collectors, and librarians are all eligible.


Applicants should submit their contact information along with an essay addressing financial need, their current status in the rare book trade, goals for the future, and what they hope to gain from the seminar. Applicants should also include a single letter of support from a member of the antiquarian book trade, libraries, or the book arts, or general bibliophilic community.


Deadline for applications is May 1, 2020, and winners will be notified on or as soon after May 8 as possible. Applications can be sent by mail or email (please use RULON-MILLER SCHOLARSHIP in the email subject line) and should be sent either via post or emailed to:

 
Garrett Scott, Bookseller
P.O. Box 4561
Ann Arbor MI 48106
garrett@bibliophagist.com


PDFs preferred but not absolutely required. Applicants for the Rulon-Miller Scholarship will also be considered for the Between the Covers, CABS Alumni, Gallagher and Ciletti scholarships.

Soon Hood Memorial Scholarship

In memory of 2006 CABS graduate Soon Hood, an anonymous donor has sponsored a scholarship in her name in the amount of $1615. This scholarship covers the cost of tuition plus room and board at CABS Minnesota in 2020. Members of the trade, collectors, and librarians are all eligible for this award.

Soon Hood ran a small shop in Poulsboro, Washington, a town settled by and largely inhabited by Norwegians. Soon had reached a point in her career where she thought she could go no further without outside help and inspiration. Consequently, she came to CABS. We would like to think we provided her with much of the help she needed.

Soon was herself Korean-American and, because of her location, was always seeking out Norwegian materials for her shop. If you think a Korean-American woman living in Washington and interested in Norwegian books didn’t catch the attention of the faculty, you are wrong. She was a regular visitor at the Seattle book fairs in subsequent Octobers, always cheerful, humorous, and happy. She loved the book trade. Soon Hood never let on at all to colleagues about her illness and in 2012 she died of stomach cancer. She was 47.

Applicants should submit their contact information along with an essay addressing need, their current status in the rare book trade, goals for the future, and what they hope to gain from the seminar. Supporting letters of recommendation are welcome, but not necessary.

Deadline for applications is April 24, 2020, and winners will be notified within ten days. Applications can be sent by mail or email, and should be either mailed or emailed to:

Rob Rulon-Miller
Rulon-Miller Books
400 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102-2662

Email: rulon@rulon.com