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 requirments often vary between awards.

As of this writing on March 25, 2021, a number of additional scholarships are still in the works. Please check back as we hammer out the details and new scholarship opportunities are added. We will note on this page when the scholarship slate has been completed.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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