For immediate release | November 7, 2023

Applications Now Open for the Core Online Course Scholarship for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

CHICAGO–Core is now accepting applications for the Online Course Scholarship for Library Professionals from Developing Countries to participate in our online Fundamentals courses held between January 8, 2024 and June 28, 2024. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.

For full information about the scholarship, including eligibility criteria and a link to the application form, please visit our Online Course Scholarship page. Applications may be submitted between November 6 and December 3, 2023.

The Core International Relations Committee will review all applications according to eligibility criteria and the submission of requested information. Email acceptance will be sent to a successful applicant as soon as the decision is made but no later than one week prior to the course starting date. Eligible applicants need to completely fill out the application and submit both a personal statement and a supervisor’s reference letter in order to be considered for a scholarship. The application form contains instructions for the content of the statement and letter. Please note preference will be given to applicants who have not already been awarded this scholarship, and the Committee puts the most weight on applicants’ personal statements.

For any questions regarding your application, please contact Tom Ferren at

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