Candlewick Light the Way
ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way" Grant
This one-time grant of $5000 will be presented in honor of Newbery Medalist and Geisel Honoree Kate DiCamillo to a library conducting exemplary outreach to underserved populations. The ALSC Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers Committee will select the winner, and may name up to three Honorable Mentions. Special population children may include those who have learning or physical differences, those who are speaking English as a second language, those who are in a non-traditional school environment, those who are in non-traditional family settings (such as teen parents, foster children, children in the juvenile justice system, and children in gay and lesbian families), and those tho need accommodation service to meet their needs.
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How to apply for the 2008 Light the Way Grant
The criteria and application for the 2008 Light the Way Grant can be downloaded from the links below under "Related Files." Or, to request a hard copy of the application, please mail your request to ALSC Professional Awards, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, or send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to submit an application is December 3, 2007.
To ALSC Professional Awards Main Page
Light the Way Criteria (Word Document)
Light the Way Application (Word Document)