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.

ABAA

The ABAA Elisabeth Woodburn Fund will again offer the Ed Glaser Scholarship for 2019.  The scholarship will cover tuition, room and board ($1750) for CABS 2019. The Trustees of the Woodburn Fund may also award a Woodburn Scholarship 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 Monday, May 6, 2019. Letters of support from ABAA members are welcome, but not necessary.  Winners will be notified as soon after May 13 as possible.
 
Apply through the ABAA application portal at apply.abaa.org.

 

ABAA - Midwest Chapter Florence Shay Scholarship

The Florence Shay/Midwest Chapter CABS Scholarship

The Midwest Chapter of the ABAA offers a $1,750 educational scholarship
to attend the 2019 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. 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 May 1st, 2019.  The MWC/ABAA will notify scholarship applicants of its award decision via email on or before May 15, 2019.

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

Find a PDF of the application form and instructions here.

ABAA - Northern California Chapter (NCC/ABAA)

George Robert Kane Memorial Scholarship

Application for Summer/Fall 2019


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 or Fall of 2019.


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., Friday, May 3, 2019. The NCC/ABAA will notify scholarship applicants of its award decision via email by May 10, 2019. 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 (available from Alex Akin; see below).

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 - Southeast Chapter

The ABAA Southeast Chapter Scholarship is worth $1750 and covers full tuition as well as room and board for CABS 2019.  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 30 April 2019.  They should be sent to the

Southeast Chapter Scholarship Committee
c/o Kurt Sanftleben
4393 Kevin Walker Drive, #107
Montclair, VA 22025
(kurt@sanftleben.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 15 May 2019.

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 US$1750. Transportation to and from the event is not included.

Check back with the AbeBooks site to see the latest updates on their 2019 scholarship contest.

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 is pleased invite applicants for a 2019 scholarship for $2,000 to cover the cost of tuition, room and board ($1,750) with the additional $250 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 May 1, 2019. We will notify the winner by or before May 10, 2019. 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 for 2019 a full scholarship ($1750) to cover the cost of tuition, room, and meals at CABS. 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 Monday, May 1, 2019, and winners will be notified before (or as soon after) May 15th as possible. 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 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 considered for the CABS Alumni and the CABS Faculty scholarships.

Biblio.com

Biblio is pleased to offer a full scholarship for the attendance of the 2019 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. Applications are open to any bookseller, book collector, librarian, or another interested bibliophile.

The scholarship recipient will receive the full cost of tuition, room, and board ($1750), 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 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 1, 2019. 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 the 2018 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. In addition to full tuition ($1250), 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 April 20. The winner will be notified as soon after April 30 as possible.


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

scholarships@bibliopolis.com

Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair Prize

The Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair and its promoter Marvin Getman are pleased to offer to one lucky 2019 CABS student a free booth to exhibit at the 2019 Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair, September 7-8, 2019 at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

 

Marvin Getman and the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair offer one winner from the CABS Class of 2019 a booth of two (2) tables (a $685 value) and a $315 stipend to help defray travel or equipment costs. This special offer is open to a 2019 CABS graduate who has never exhibited at a Brooklyn fair (with preference given to applicants who have never exhibited at any previous book fairs).

 

The 2019 Brooklyn show already has a waiting list — this booth is the last available to any exhibitor!

 

We ask applicants to submit a ONE-PAGE STATEMENT of their goals for the fair and why they want to exhibit in Brooklyn, with a brief description of some of the specialties they might bring or highlights from inventory they hope to exhibit. Any previous experiences exhibiting at fairs should also be noted.

 

Please submit your application for the 2019 Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair prize for consideration by the Brooklyn Book Fair prize committee to Garrett Scott by JULY 1, 2019. PDF preferred but not required. Please put CABS-BROOKLYN in your email subject line. If you prefer to submit your application by paper, please email Garrett Scott so he can look out for your application.

 

The winner will be notified by July 26, 2019.

 

Garrett Scott

garrett@bibliophagist.com

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

CABS Alumni Scholarships

Through the generosity of its alumni, the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar can again offer 2 alumni-sponsored scholarships for 2019. Each scholarship will each be in the amount of $1,750, which covers tuition plus room and board at Colorado 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, 2019, and winners will be notified before or as soon after May 15, 2019 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

PDFs preferred but not required. Applicants for the CABS Alumni Scholarship will also be considered for the Between the Covers, Rulon-Miller, and the CABS Faculty scholarship.

 

CABS Faculty Scholarship

The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar offers one faculty-sponsored scholarship for 2019 in the amount of $1,750, which covers tuition plus room and board at Colorado College. 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 May 1, 2019, and winners will be notified on or as soon after May 15, 2019 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
PDFs preferred but not required. Applicants for the CABS Faculty Scholarship will also be considered for the Between the Covers, Rulon-Miller, and the CABS Alumni scholarships.

Cascade Booksellers Association

The Cascade Booksellers Association (CBA) offers a $400 scholarship to one of its members to help defray the costs of attending CABS. Cascade Booksellers Association membership is open to book and ephemera dealers in Oregon and Washington.

Deadline for application is May 15, 2019. The winner will be notified within 10 days of the deadline. For information on applying for this scholarship, CBA members should contact Association president Amanda Doimas, info@cascadebooksellers.com.

Dan DeSimone Library Scholarship

The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS) is pleased to announce the renewal of the one 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 between 2004-2015.

The scholarship is open to early-career professional librarians and non-professional library staff working in a research/rare book environment. The scholarship of $1,750 will cover each successful applicant’s full tuition, plus room and board at Colorado College.


Deadline for applications is May 1, 2018, and the winner will be notified on or as soon after May 15 as possible. Applicants should include a resumé and a letter explaining why they are interested in attending CABS.


PDFs preferred but not required. 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

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 is pleased to offer a 2019 scholarship for $2,000 to cover the cost of tuition, room and board ($1,750) with the additional $250 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 the great abolitionist David Ruggles, who was the first known African-American bookseller, editor, printer and journalist. 


The deadline to submit your application is May 1, 2019. We will notify the winner by or before May 10, 2019. 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 "Ruggles Scholarship" in your email subject line. Applicants for the Ruggles scholarship will also considered for the Belle da Costa Greene Scholarship (see above).

Don Gallagher

In honor of the late Don Gallagher, a Denver bookman and close friend of the Seminar for many years, CABS will award one 2019 scholarship in his name for $1,750 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 May 1, 2019, 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

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

IOBA

The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) offers up to two scholarships to CABS, each scholarship for the full cost of tuition ($1250) plus up to $400 towards expenses. IOBA also offers a possible additional stipend of up to an additional $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 SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019.

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

RMABA

The Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association (RMABA) is offering the Helen & John Dunning Scholarship for $1000 to the 2019 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar, to be held July 14-20, 2019 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, 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, May 17, 2019.

The successful candidate will be notified on or before May 27.

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

Robert Rulon-Miller Scholarship

To honor the service of Robert Rulon-Miller, Jr. as Director of CABS from 2004-09 and again from 2013-2017, a donor has renewed a scholarship in his name. The 2019 Rulon-Miller scholarship for $1750 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, 2019, and winners will be notified on or as soon after May 15, 2019 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 required. Applicants for the Rulon-Miller Scholarship will also be considered for the Between the Covers, CABS Alumni, and CABS faculty scholarships. 

 



Soon Hood Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Soon Hood, a 2006 CABS graduate, two anonymous former CABS attendees have sponsored a scholarship in her name in the amount of $1,750, covering tuition plus room and board. Members of the trade, collectors, and librarians are all eligible.  

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, and if you don’t 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, and she loved the book trade. She never let on at all about her illness and in 2012 she died of stomach cancer, age 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 1, 2019, 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

Texas Booksellers’ Association

Gary Fox Memorial Scholarship

The Texas Booksellers’ Association (TxBA) offers an educational scholarship to attend the 2019 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar in memory of long-time member Gary Fox. The TxBA Fox Scholarship covers the cost of tuition ($1250) for one attendee of the 2019 Seminar.

This scholarship is offered to booksellers (or their employees) who are member firms of the Texas Bookseller’s Association in good standing for at least two years. (Recipients will be expected to pay room and board and travel separately.)

Applicants should provide:

  1.  A completed copy of the application form (provided upon query to the TxBA repreentative; see below).
  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 Friday, May 4, 2018. The TxBA will notify scholarship applicants of its award decision on or before Monday, May 14, 2019.

TxBA members interested in applying for the scholarship should please send an email to:

Michael Utt
President, Texas Booksellers’ Association
bkcolltr@flash.net