Scholarships


CABS-Minnesota thanks its scholarship providers for their generosity in 2022. We relished the return to an in-person seminar and the lively collegiality of the week. The scholarships did much to help make this possible.

The scholarships listed below are those that were offered in 2022. Stay tuned as we continue to prepare CABS-Minnesota 2023: we will update the scholarship page as soon as we can.

(From 2022): 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 2022.

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 2022 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 2022.  The scholarship will cover tuition, room and board for CABS-Minnesota in 2022. The Trustees of the Woodburn Fund may also award an additional Woodburn Scholarship to aspiring booksellers to cover the registration fee only. (See the terms of fees for room and board on the registration page here.)

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 noon (ET) Friday, April 29, 2022. Letters of support from ABAA members are welcome, but not necessary.  Winners will be notified by May 16.

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

ABAA - Northern California Chapter (NCC/ABAA)

George Robert Kane Memorial Scholarship for Summer/Fall 2022
   

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 $1000 towards participation in a course of study offered by the following programs in the Summer/Fall of 2022:

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

All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2022. The NCC/ABAA will notify scholarship applicants of its award decision via email by May 6, 2022.

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 vice president
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:

1) A completed copy of the application form (you may also email Alex Akin at akin.alex@gmail.com for a 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

ABAA - Southeast Chapter

The ABAA Southeast Chapter Scholarship covers full tuition as well as on-campus room and board for CABS-Minnesota 2022.

The scholarship is offered to one student, who must reside in a state covered by the ABAA Southeast Chapter: 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 2 May 2022.  They should be sent to the

Southeast Chapter Scholarship Committee
c/o David Hamilton
Hamilton Americana
P.O. Box 1145
Stone Mountain, GA 30086-1145
David@americanabookstore.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 16 May 2022.

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 in Northfield, Minnesota JULY 10-15, 2022. The contest will open sometime in April and be awarded in May. There will be two lucky winners.

Apply for the prize at the AbeBooks.com site hereDeadline to apply is May 3.

Back of Beyond Scholarship

Andy Nettell and Marcee Nettell of Back of Beyond Books have generously agreed to offer a scholarship to cover the cost of registration to the 2022  CABS-Minnesota seminar in Northfield, Minnesota. Members of the trade, collectors, members of the book arts community, and librarians are all eligible.

Note that Room and Board (costing $500 on campus, see terms here) will be the responsibility of the scholarship winner.

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 2, 2022. Winners will be notified by MAY 16, 2022.

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 BOB-CABS SCHOLARSHIP in your email subject line. If letters of support are sent under separate cover, please let us know. Applicants for the Back of Beyond Scholarship will also be automatically  considered for the CABS Alumni scholarships, and for the Between the Covers, Ciletti, and Gallagher scholarships. No need to send separate applications!

If you do not receive confirmation of application from Garrett, please contact him again at the email address above.

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 to cover the cost of registration, room and board, plus a $200 stipend to help defray the cost of travel. This scholarship is especially intended for a bookseller or a librarian from an historically underrepresented community.

We encourage applications from booksellers, librarians and collectors who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x, Asian American/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, working class, persons with disabilities, and/or members of other self-identified communities of booksellers, librarians, members of the book arts community, and those with a strong interest engaging with the antiquarian book trade 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 2, 2022. We will notify winners within two weeks. Submit your material (PDF preferred) to

Garrett Scott
CABS@bibliophagist.com

Please include RUGGLES/GREENE SCHOLARSHIP in your subject line. If you do not receive confirmation from Garrett that your application material has been received, please send a follow-up note.

This scholarship is named in honor of 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 a scholarship to cover the full cost of registration as well as the room and board fee to attend the 2022 CABS-Minnesota seminar in Northfield, Minnesota. 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 2, 2022. Winners will be notified by MAY 16, 2022.

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 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 Back of Beyond, Ciletti, and Gallagher scholarships. No need to send separate applications!

Biblio.com

Biblio.com is excited to offer once again a scholarship to CABS-Minnesota in 2022. The Biblio scholarship is intended for booksellers or book collectors; please read the terms carefully before applying.

 This year's scholarship recipient will receive:

 * Full tuition (worth US $1500)

 *  $250 credit 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. An essay introducing a lay collector to the applicant's 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 all application materials is May 2, 2022. Please send all applications to scholarship@biblio.com.

 A drawing will be held among qualified entrants to find the winner.

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

Bibliopolis

Bibliopolis is pleased to offer two scholarships to cover the full cost of registration (not including the cost of room and board, which will be the responsibility of the scholarship winner) for CABS-Minnesota in 2022.

Applicants should submit essays stating their reasons for wishing to attend. Entries must be received no later than Monday, May 2, 2022. The winners will be notified as soon after May 12 as possible.

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

scholarships@bibliopolis.com

CABS Alumni Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of seminar alumni and other Friends of CABS, CABS-Minnesota is pleased to offer the CABS ALUMNI scholarship to cover the full cost of registration as well as the $500 room and board fee to attend the 2022 CABS-Minnesota seminar in Northfield, Minnesota. 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 2, 2022. Winners will be notified by MAY 16, 2022.

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 Scholarship will also be automatically considered for the Back of Beyond, Between the Covers, Ciletti, 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 the Ciletti Scholarship to cover the full cost of registration, as well as the $500 room and board fee to attend the 2022 CABS-Minnesota seminar in Northfield, Minnesota. 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 2, 2022. Winners will be notified by MAY 16, 2022.

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 Back of Beyond, Between the Covers, CABS Alumni, 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 to cover the cost of registration, room and board, plus a $200 stipend to help defray the cost of travel. This scholarship is especially intended for a bookseller or a librarian from an historically underrepresented community.

We encourage applications from booksellers, librarians and collectors who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x, Asian American/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, working class, persons with disabilities, and/or members of other self-identified communities of booksellers, librarians, members of the book arts community, and those with a strong interest engaging with the antiquarian book trade 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 2, 2022. We will notify winners within two weeks. Submit your material (PDF preferred) to

Garrett Scott
CABS@bibliophagist.com

Please include RUGGLES/GREENE SCHOLARSHIP in your subject line. If you do not receive confirmation from Garrett that your application material has been received, please send a follow-up note.

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

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 seminar scheduled for July 10 to July 15, 2022 on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

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 2022 seminar, each scholarship to cover the cost of full registration, room and board at this year’s seminar, plus a $200 stipend intended to defray some of the costs of travel.

Delmas Foundation Scholarships are intended those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x, Asian American/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, working class, persons with disabilities, and/or members of other self-identified communities who might benefit from a scholarship to attend the seminar and help expand the reach of the antiquarian book 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 2, 2022. We will notify the winners within two weeks. 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. If you do not receive confirmation from Garrett that your application material has been received, please send a follow-up note.

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 scholarship in his name to cover the full cost of registration, as well as the $500 room and board fee to attend the 2022 CABS-Minnesota seminar in Northfield, Minnesota. 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 2, 2022. Winners will be notified by MAY 16, 2022.

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 your email subject line. 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 Back of Beyond, Between the Covers, CABS Alumni, and Ciletti scholarships. No need to send separate applications!

Hood-Harris Memorial Scholarship

In memory of 2006 CABS graduates Soon Hood and Craig Harris, two anonymous donors have sponsored a scholarship in their names to cover the full cost of registration, as well as on-campus room and board (see the terms of room and board at the registration page under FEES here), plus a $450 stipend for the 2022 CABS-Minnesota seminar. Members of the trade, collectors, members of the book arts community, and librarians are all eligible for this award.

Soon Hood was a Korean-American bookseller who ran a small shop in Poulsboro, Washington, a town settled and largely inhabited by Norwegians. Due to her location, Soon was always seeking out Norwegian materials for her shop. (And if you think a Korean-American woman living in Washington State and interested in Norwegian books didn’t catch the attention of the faculty, you’d be wrong!) To the end, Soon was always cheerful, humorous, and happy; she never let on at all to colleagues about her illness and in 2012 she died of stomach cancer. She was 47.

Craig Harris was a Chicago-based dealer in books from and about Asia, particularly Japan, with an expertise in Japanese swords and other antique Asian armaments. A self-proclaimed dead ringer for Harrison Ford, Craig was a decent, kind, and gentle soul; even while ill, he never hesitated to offer a shoulder to cry on, an arm to lean on, a hand to hold. After a drawn-out fight with cancer, he died in 2015 at the age of 62.

Excellent booksellers both, Soon and Craig each loved the book trade. They had many friends in the bookselling community and among librarians, curators, and collectors, as well. They are very much missed.

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 2, 2022, and winners will be notified within ten days. Applications can be sent by mail or email, to:

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

IOBA

The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) is pleased to offer up to three full scholarships to cover tuition and on-campus room and board to attend CABS-Minnesota in Northfield, Minnesota. Members outside the United States are eligible for a travel stipend. Deadline to apply is May 2, 2022. Winners will be notified within two weeks.

More information on the IOBA scholarship programs (including how to apply) is found at https://www.ioba.org/scholarships 

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.

RMABA

The Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association (RMABA) is pleased to renew the Helen & John Dunning Scholarship for $1000 to CABS-Minnesota for 2022, to be held July 10-15 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 Monday, May 2, 2022.

The successful candidate will be notified on or before May 16.

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