Jason Reynolds / Simon & Schuster Travel Grant

About the Jason Reynolds / Simon & Schuster Travel Grant The travel grants will be awarded annually to five black/African American youth/teen services public or school librarians for the purpose of attending the ALA Annual conference. The grants provide up to $3000 (and not less than $1500) to cover actual expenses for five black/African American librarians selected by ALA for travel, housing, registration, and cost of ticket to the Coretta Scott King (CSK) Awards Breakfast.

Administered by:

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) logo

Award and Frequency

This award is given out on an annual basis.


  • ALA member
  • Black/African American and live in the US or Canada
  • Current youth or teen services librarians at public libraries or school librarians/media specialists

Application Instructions

The application is currently closed and will reopen on September 1, 2024.

Contact Information

Kimberly L. Redd, Program Manager (HRDR/APA)

Selection Criteria

Applicants will complete an online application, submit a copy of their resume or CV, and submit an essay of no more than 250 words that answers the question: How will attending this ALA Conference contribute to my professional development?