LAMA Diana V. Braddom FRFDS Scholarship seeks applicants

Contact: Arawa McClendon


For Immediate Release

November 13, 2002

LAMA Diana V. Braddom FRFDS Scholarship seeks applicants

Librarians and library staff members eager to enhance their fundraising skills through formal financial development training are invited to submit an application essay for the Diana V. Braddom FRFDS Scholarship.
The deadline for entries is January 2, 2003.

The Diana V. Braddom FRFDS Scholarship, made possible through the personal generosity of Braddom, offers support for those seeking to learn new fundraising skills, which will enable them to increase funding from public, private and corporate sources. The application consists of a resume and a two-page, double-spaced essay. Entrants should address the following in their essay:

  • Why do you seek training in fundraising for libraries? If you have already attended some fundraising seminars, what additional skills do you seek?
  • What experience have you had in library fundraising?
  • Have you been involved in any activities in your library that foster partnerships with business/community organizations?
  • What do you plan to do with the fundraising knowledge that you learn from this scholarship?

Selection criteria include: genuine interest, need and motivation for library fundraising development; previously limited experience in library fundraising; quality of writing; clarity of content and form for the required essay; persuasiveness of arguments; applicability to library settings; and opportunities for fundraising in current position.

Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2003.

Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $1,000 to be used to attend the LAMA Fundraising and Financial Development programs at 2003 ALA/CLA Annual Conference in Toronto. For more information and criteria, consult the LAMA Web site at, or contact Arawa McClendon, LAMA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; 1-800-545-2433 x5035; e-mail:

LAMA is a division of ALA.