Scholarships


Thanks to the generosity of many friends of CABS-Minnesota, a number of full scholarship opportunities exist to support those who wish to attend the 2021 online seminar. Please review the specific application terms of your prospective scholarships below, as deadlines and application requirements often vary between awards. Scholarship applicants may apply for more than one scholarship, though winners may accept only one award for 2021.

Registration slots are held open for scholarship winners and we encourage you to apply for a scholarship award—but if you would plan to attend the seminar even without a scholarship, we recommend making a deposit to register, as we expect the 2021 seminar to fill up soon. Deposits made by eventual scholarship winners will be refunded.

Please contact scholarship coordinator Garrett Scott with any questions.

ABAA

The ABAA Elisabeth Woodburn Fund will again offer the ED GLASER SCHOLARSHIP for CABS-Minnesota in 2021. The $500 scholarship will cover the registration cost for this year’s online CABS-Minnesota seminar.

Scholarship applicants should submit essays stating their reasons for wishing to attend.  Preference will be given to those who demonstrate need. 

Applications must be received no later than noon (ET) Thursday, April 15, 2021 through the ABAA application portal at apply.abaa.org. Letters of support from ABAA members are welcome, but not required.  The winner will be notified by April 23rd.

Questions regarding the ABAA Elisabeth Woodburn Fund scholarship may be addressed to hq@abaa.org.

ABAA - Midwest Chapter Florence Shay Scholarship

In honor of long-time chapter member Florence Shay (1922-2012), the Midwest Chapter of the ABAA offers a $500 educational scholarship to participate in the CABS-Minnesota. The seminar will be virtual this year, taking place August 15 to August 20, 2021. The scholarship covers full tuition for one attendee to 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


Applications must be received by midnight, May 15, 2021. Applicants will be notified of the award decision via email on May 18, 2021. 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. These can be submitted via email to the

Scholarship Committee Chair
chairmwabaachapter@gmail.com

or by regular mail to:

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

To apply for The Florence Shay/Midwest Chapter CABS Scholarship please provide the following: 

1. A completed copy of the application form, available as a PDF download here or by email request here.

2. A personal biographical 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. Letter of support written by a professional bookseller or rare book librarian.

If you have any questions please contact M. Sylvia Castle at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop.

ABAA - Northern California Chapter (NCC/ABAA)

In memory of long-time member George Robert Kane (6 October 1913–28 November 2009), the Northern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America announces the availability of the Geroge Robert Kane Scholarship to promote professionalism and education relevant to the antiquarian book trade. Those currently working in or actively pursuing a career in the book trade are especially encouraged to apply.

The Scholarship will pay $500 for tuition and related costs for participation in an online course of study offered by the following programs in the Summer/Fall of 2021:

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, May 8, 2021. The NCC/ABAA will notify scholarship applicants of its award decision via email by May 15, 2021. Each application must include at least one 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 the following:

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

Details of this scholarship are under development. Please check back soon!

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 CABS-Minnesota, held online August 15-20, 2021. The contest prize covers full online tuition. There will be two lucky winners. Each prize package is worth U.S. $500. Apply for the prize between May 31 and June 14, 2021.

Apply via the AbeBooks site here,

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 plans to offer a scholarship of $500 to cover the full cost of the 2021 CABS-Minnesota online seminar. This 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, Indigenous, 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 suggest including a short CV and a letter of support from a member of the book trade, a professional librarian, or another member of the antiquarian book world.

Deadline for application is May 15, 2021. We will notify winners within a week. Submit your material (PDF preferred) to

Garrett Scott
CABS@bibliophagist.com

Please include RUGGLES/GREENE SCHOLARSHIP in your subject line.

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

Between the Covers

Between the Covers Rare Books has generously agreed to offer up to THREE full scholarships of $500 each to cover the registration cost  for three people to attend CABS-Minnesota in 2021. Members of the trade, collectors, members of the book arts community, 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 MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021. Winners will be notified by JUNE 4, 2021. 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

CABS@bibliophagist.com

PDFs very much 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. No need to send separate applications!

Biblio.com

Details of this scholarship are still being finalized. Please check back!

Bibliopolis

Bibliopolis is pleased to offer up to FIVE scholarships of $500 each to cover the full cost of fees for five people to attend CABS-Minnesota online in 2021. Applicants should submit brief essays stating their reasons for wishing to attend.

Entries must be received no later than MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021. The winners will be notified by JUNE 4.

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

CABS@bibliophagist.com

CABS Alumni Scholarships

Through the generosity of its alumni, CABS-Minnesota is happy to offer TWO full scholarships of $500 each to cover the registration cost for two people to attend CABS-Minnesota online in 2021. Members of the trade, collectors, members of the book arts community, 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 MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021. Winners will be notified by JUNE 4, 2021. 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

CABS@bibliophagist.com

PDFs very much preferred but not absolutely required.

Please include CABS ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP in your email subject line. If letters of support are sent under separate cover, please let us know. 

Applicants for the CABS Alumni scholarshio will also be automatically considered for the Between the Covers scholarship, and for the Ciletti, Rulon-Miller, and Gallagher scholarships. No need to send separate applications!

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 is pleased to offer ONE full scholarship of $500 to cover the registration cost for an attendee of CABS-Minnesota in 2021. Members of the trade, collectors, members of the book arts community, 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 MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021. Winners will be notified by JUNE 4, 2021. 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

CABS@bibliophagist.com

PDFs very much preferred but not absolutely required.

Please include CILETTI SCHOLARSHIP in your email subject line. If letters of support are sent under separate cover, please let us know. 

Applicants for the Ciletti Scholarship will also be automatically considered for the Between the Covers scholarship, the CABS Alumni scholarships and for the Rulon-Miller, and Gallagher scholarships. No need to send separate applications!

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 plans to offer a scholarship of $500 to cover the full cost of the 2021 CABS-Minnesota online seminar. This 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, Indigenous, 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 suggest including a short CV and a letter of support from a member of the book trade, a professional librarian, or another member of the antiquarian book world.

Deadline for application is May 15, 2021. We will notify winners within a week. Submit your material (PDF preferred) to

Garrett Scott
CABS@bibliophagist.com

Please include RUGGLES/GREENE SCHOLARSHIP in your subject line.

The Ruggles Scholarship is named in honor of David Ruggles (1810-1849), abolitionist, journalist, physician, and the proprietor of the first African-American-owned book shop in the United States.

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 $500 will cover the full fees for attendance at CABS-Minnesota online in 2021.

Deadline for application is MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021. Winners will be notified by JUNE 4, 2021. 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

CABS@bibliophagist.com

PDFs very much preferred but not absolutely required.

Please include DE SIMONE SCHOLARSHIP in your email subject line. If letters of support are sent under separate cover, please let us know. 

Applicants for the De Simone Scholarship will also be automatically considered for the CABS Alumni scholarships, the Between the Covers Scholarship, and for the Ciletti, Rulon-Miller, and Gallagher scholarships. No need to send separate applications!

Delmas Foundation Scholarships

The Antiquarian Book Seminar Foundation is honored to announce we will award up to three Delmas Foundation Scholarships for participants in this year’s CABS-Minnesota online seminar scheduled for August 15-20, 2021.

Thanks to a generous 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 up to three scholarships for the online seminar in 2021, each scholarship of $850 to cover the cost of registration for this year’s seminar, with a stipend intended to defray some of the costs of time invested in the seminar.

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

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, May 24, 2021. We will notify the winners by or before June 8, 2021. 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
CABS@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.”

Gallagher Scholarship

In honor of the late Don Gallagher, a Denver bookseller and close friend of the seminar for many years, CABS-Minnesota will award one $500 scholarship in his name to cover the cost of fees of one student to attend the online seminar in 2021. Members of the trade, librarians, collectors, and members of the book arts community 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 application is MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021. Winners will be notified by JUNE 4, 2021. 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

CABS@bibliophagist.com

PDFs very much preferred but not absolutely required.

Please include GALLAGHER SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line of your email. If letters of support are sent under separate cover, please let us know. 

Applicants for the Gallagher scholarship will also be automatically considered for the CABS Alumni scholarships and for the Between the Covers, Ciletti, and Rulon-Miller scholarships. No need to send separate applications!

IOBA

The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) is pleased to offer up to three full scholarships of $500 to cover the full registration fees for CABS-Minnesota online in 2021. Deadline to apply is May 14, 2021.

More information on the IOBA scholarship programs (including how to apply) is found here.

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.

Mueller Scholarship

CABS Alumnus Robert Mueller is offering one full scholarship of $500 to  cover the registration cost for a scholarship recipient to attend online  CABS-Minnesota in 2021. Early-career members of the book trade and “book trade wannabes” are eligible.

Applicants should submit their contact information, along with a short  essay regarding how they expect CABS-Minnesota 2021 might benefit them in their bookselling career endeavors.

Deadline for application is MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021. Winners will be notified by JUNE 4, 2021. 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

CABS@bibliophagist.com

PDFs very much preferred but not absolutely required.

Please include MUELLER SCHOLARSHIP in your email subject line.

RMABA

The Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association (RMABA) is happy to renew the Helen & John Dunning Scholarship for $500 to CABS-Minnesota for 2021, to be held online from August 15-20. 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 Monday, May 17, 2021.

The successful candidate will be notified on or before May 24.

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 offers a scholarship in his name. 

The 2021 Rulon-Miller scholarship for $500 will cover the full fees of one person to attend CABS-Minnesota online in 2021. Members of the trade, collectors, members of the book arts community, 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 MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021. Winners will be notified by JUNE 4, 2021. 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

CABS@bibliophagist.com

PDFs very much preferred but not absolutely required.

Please include RULON-MILLER SCHOLARSHIP in your email subject line. If letters of support are sent under separate cover, please let us know. 

Applicants for the Rulon-Miller Scholarship will also be automatically considered for the CABS Alumni scholarships, the Between the Covers Scholarship, and for the Ciletti, Rulon-Miller, and Gallagher scholarships. No need to send separate applications!

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 $500. This scholarship covers the full cost of one student at the CABS-Minnesota online seminar in 2021. Members of the trade, collectors, members of the book arts community, 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 May 17, 2021, 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