Amy Wahl Scholarship

Children's Librarians Association of Suffolk County, Inc. 

Amy Wahl Scholarship for Professional Development

We establish this scholarship in honor of Amy Wahl and recognize her significant contributions to both the community of Hampton Library, to CLASC, Inc., and to the field of children's librarianship. Amy Wahl was a wonderful youth services librarian. She spent years serving the community of Hampton Library in both the Children's and Teen departments. Amy also was a dedicated CLASC, Inc. member and served for years on our literature committee.

The presentation will be made by the Children’s Librarians Association of Suffolk County, Inc. (CLASC, Inc.) in the amount of $500.00.

The Amy Wahl Scholarship for Professional Development will be made to a librarian who is pursuing academic or career-related coursework that will enhance and contribute to their library duties, as well as benefit libraries. The applicant must be employed by a Suffolk County library and exhibit an interest in the field of children’s librarianship in a public library. The applicant must be a member of CLASC, Inc. in good standing. Former recipients of this award may not apply again. In the event that no applicants satisfy the selection criteria in a given year, no scholarship will be awarded, with the option to grant additional scholarships the following year.

1. Complete the attached application
2. Attach a no more than 300-word typed statement discussing the professional development opportunities you wish to pursue and how it would benefit your library and community.
3. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation.

Complete applications, including personal statement and letters of recommendation must be received by the scholarship committee chairperson no later than November 1st, 2020. Please contact Megan McGinnis at 631-588-5024 or at with any questions.

Megan McGinnis
Chairperson, Amy Wahl Scholarship for Professional Development
Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741

Candidates will be selected by a committee of CLASC, Inc. members and the recipient will be announced at the virtual CLASC Semi-Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, November 18th. 

For a list of past scholarship winners, please click here.

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