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Scholarships


Please review the terms of your 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.

ABAA
ABAA - Midwest Chapter Florence Shay Scholarship
ABAA - Northern California Chapter (NCC/ABAA)
ABAA - Pacific Northwest Chapter
ABAA - Southeast Chapter
AbeBooks
Biblio.com
Bibliopolis
CABS Alumni Scholarships
CABS Faculty Scholarships
Dan DeSimone Library Scholarship
Don Gallagher
IOBA
IOBA Collector's Scholarship
RMABA
Soon Hood Memorial Scholarship

ABAA

The ABAA Elisabeth Woodburn Fund will again offer the Ed Glaser Scholarship for 2017.  The scholarship will cover tuition, room and board for CABS 2017.  The Trustees of the Woodburn Fund may also award a Woodburn Scholarship to aspiring booksellers for tuition 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 Monday, June 5, 2017. Letters of support from ABAA members are welcome, but not necessary.  Winners will be notified as soon after June 12 as possible.

 Apply through the ABAA application portal.

 

 

ABAA - Midwest Chapter Florence Shay Scholarship

The Florence Shay/Midwest Chapter CABS Scholarship

The Midwest Chapter of the ABAA offers a $1,646 educational scholarship
to attend the 2017 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. It is awarded in
memory of long-time member Florence Shay (1922-2012), and covers the
cost of tuition, room and board for one attendee of this year’s Seminar.
This scholarship is offered to booksellers who are 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.

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.

Applications will be accepted up to and including June 1st, 2017.

The MWC/ABAA will notify scholarship applicants of its award decision on
or before June 15, 2017.

Those interested in applying for the scholarship should send an email to:

Kurt Gippert
Chair, MWC ABAA
books@kurtgippert.com

The application form and instructions will be sent as a Word document by
return email.

ABAA - Northern California Chapter (NCC/ABAA)

Northern California Chapter (NCC) of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of
America (ABAA) George Robert Kane Memorial Scholarship Application for Summer/Fall 2017

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 tuition cost (to $1,500) for participation in a course of study offered by the following programs in the Summer/Fall of 2017. California Rare Book School (Los Angeles); Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (Colorado Springs); Rare Book School (Charlottesville, Virginia)

All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2017. The NCC/ABAA will notify scholarship applicants of its award decision via email by May 8, 2017. 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. Complete application and supporting letter may be submitted via a PDF email attachment to Alexander Akin, NCC secretary, at akin.alex@gmail.com or by post to:
Alexander Akin, Bolerium Books, 2141 Mission Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94110.

To apply for the NCC/ABAA Educational Scholarship, please 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 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.
Please email the NCC Secretary, Alexander Akin, to obtain an application:
akin.alex@gmail.com.

ABAA - Pacific Northwest Chapter

The PNW Chapter of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America), along with the Book Club of Washington, will co-sponsor a full scholarship to CABS for 2017. The best applicant from the 4 states that make up our Pacific Northwest Chapter will win the scholarship; Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The full scholarship is $1646.00, includes tuition, room and board, everything except transportation to/from Colorado.

 HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants should submit an essay (1 or 2 pages) stating their reason for wishing to attend the seminar, via email. Applications must be received before June 1, 2017. Applications should be sent to Chet Ross, Member ABAA at chet@chetrossrarebooks.com, and Claudia Skelton, BCW Board Member, at cskelton@seanet.com. The winner will be notified by June 8th.

ABAA - Southeast Chapter

The ABAA Southeast Chapter Scholarship covers full tuition, room and board for CABS 2017, and is available to applicants from the following states: Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

 Application is open to current and prospective second-hand/antiquarian booksellers, as well as to library professionals. Recipients will be judged on the basis of past experience and future goals, which should be put forth in a 300- to 500-word essay. Deadline for application is June 12, 2017.

Applications should be sent to Southeast Chapter Scholarship Committee c/o Lorne Bair, either electronically or by mail at the following address.

661 Millwood Ave, Ste 206
Winchester, VA  22601
lorne@lornebair.com

AbeBooks

To support and promote best practices in rare bookselling, AbeBooks.com is pleased to offer once again the chance to attend this year’s Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. 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 U.S. $1,646.00. Transportation to and from the event is not included.

Check back with the AbeBooks site to see the latest updates on their 2017 scholarship contest.

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

Biblio.com

Biblio.com is excited to again offer a scholarship to the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar!

Biblio is offering a scholarship to the 2017 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. This year, we are opening our scholarship to both book sellers and book collectors and with new terms, so please read carefully before applying.

This year's scholarship recipient will receive:

  * The full cost of tuition

  * $250 toward accommodations at the facilities provided by the seminar

  * $250 donation to a non-profit of their choice that promotes literacy and/or education

The scholarship is open to book sellers and book collectors.

Applicants should provide:

1. A unique article introducing 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 May 31, 2017. Please send all applications to scholarship@biblio.com.

A drawing is held among qualified entrants to find the winner.

The scholarship winner will be notified within 7-10 days of the application deadline.

Best of luck to all of our scholarship applicants!

 

Bibliopolis

Bibliopolis is pleased to offer two scholarships for the 2017 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. In addition to full tuition, winners will receive a downloadable version of the inventory management software, BookHound 8. Applicants should submit essays stating their reasons for wishing to attend. Entries must be received no later than Monday, May 1, 2017. The winner will be notified as soon after May 15 as possible.

 Kindly send essays via email with the subject line "Bibliopolis Scholarship" to: scholarships@bibliopolis.com

 

CABS Alumni Scholarships

Through the generosity of its alumni, 2017 marks the first year the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar can offer 2 alumni-sponsored scholarships. The scholarships will each be in the amount of $1,646, which covers 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 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 Friday, June 2, 2017, and winners will be notified as soon after June 9th as possible. 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

CABS Faculty Scholarships

The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar offers 2 faculty-sponsored scholarships per year, both in the amount of $1,646, which covers 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 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 Friday, June 9, 2017, and winners will be notified as soon after June 16th as possible. Applications can be sent by mail or email (please use CABS FACULTY 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



Dan DeSimone Library Scholarship

The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS) is pleased to announce the renewal of the two scholarships created in honor of Daniel De Simone, who has recently retired as Librarian of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Dan was a faculty member at CABS between 2004-2015. 

The scholarships are open to early-career professional librarians and non-professional library staff working in a research/rare book environment. The scholarship will cover each successful applicant’s full tuition, room, and board ($1,646).

 Deadline for applications is Friday, June 9, 2017, and winners will be notified as soon after June 16th as possible. Applicants should include a resumé and a letter explaining why they are interested in attending CABS.

 Applications should be sent via mail or email (email preferred; please use CABS DESIMONE SCHOLARSHIP in the email subject line).

 Send applications to:

 Garrett Scott, Bookseller

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

Don Gallagher

In honor of the late Don Gallagher, a Denver bookman and close friend of the Seminar for many years, Sue Gallagher of Gallagher Books (ABAA) is sponsoring a 2017 scholarship in his name for $1,646 to cover 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 Monday June 5th, and winners will be notified within ten days. 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



IOBA

The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) is happy to offer up to 2 scholarships to CABS this year, to its members. The scholarship covers full tuition, and up to $400 to cover expenses for North American booksellers, and an additional $500 travel stipend for non-North American booksellers.

 IOBA awards this scholarship to support the professional development of its member booksellers, without regard to their level of accomplishment or their length of time in the book trade. We consider the scholarship to be an investment in the future of bookselling.

 Financial need is not a criterion; IOBA will choose a winner based on their commitment to bookselling, whether it is full- or part-time, and their tenure in the trade is not a factor. Even if you’ve attended CABS in the past and think you could benefit from a refresher, you are eligible. Remember, CABS has evolved, along with bookselling, in the internet age.

 We ask:

1. Why have you become a bookseller?
2. Information about you and your business.
3. Information about your membership in IOBA.
4. What are your goals in bookselling?
5. The URL of your website, or other websites where you sell books.
6. And why do you want to attend CABS?

 These questions should be answered in an essay, and submitted along with a letter of recommendation from another bookseller (who doesn’t need to be an IOBA member).

 Please apply via email before May 31th 2016. Notification will be sent as soon as possible after June 1st. Applications and letters of recommendation should be addressed to: scholarshipcontest@ioba.org (Please include “IOBA scholarship application” in the subject headers of all emails.)

 For further details, please visit our website: http://www.ioba.org/pages/ioba-announcements/annual-ioba-scholarship-contest-2/

IOBA Collector's Scholarship

IOBA is now offering, for the first time ever, a scholarship to a book collector in the amount of $750. If you collect books, and wish for assistance in attending CABS, please send an email to: scholarshipcontest@ioba.org with Collector’s Scholarship in the subject for detailed information or visit http://www.ioba.org/pages/scholarships-for-collectors/

RMABA

The Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association (RMABA) is offering the Helen & John Dunning Scholarship for $800 to the 2017 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar to be held July 16-21, 2017 at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The RMABA scholarship is in honor of Helen and John Dunning, longtime RMABA members and nationally known figures in the antiquarian book business.
Competition is open to residents of Colorado, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming. (RMABA member states).

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 (preferred) to scholarship@rmaba.org or send it to RMABA Scholarship, c/o Sue Gallagher, Gallagher Books, 1428 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210.

3. Entries must be emailed or postmarked no later than Monday, May 22, 2017.

The successful candidate will be notified by Monday, June 5, 2017.

Contact for questions concerning the scholarship:
Sue Gallagher
Gallagher Books
1428 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
303-756-5821
1-866-425-5225
books@gcbooks.com

Soon Hood Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Soon Hood, a CABS graduate in 2006, an anonymous donor is sponsoring a scholarship in her name in the amount of $1,646, covering 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 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 June 12th, 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