Allie Beth Martin Scholarship Award


In order to encourage people to advance their careers in librarianship, the Allie Beth Martin Scholarship Fund, administered by the Tulsa Library Trust, is designed to provide financial assistance to residents of Oklahoma who wish to pursue a graduate degree in library science.

Scholarship Information

The Allie Beth Martin Scholarship Fund gives grants, which do not require repayment. The amount of the grant in any one academic year is based upon the monies available and/or needs of the applicant(s). Scholarships may be used to help meet educational costs including tuition, books, seminar registration fees, and any related expenses. The recipient of the award is not necessarily required to continue in library work, but it is hoped that he/she will.


Any person living in Oklahoma who wishes to further his/her education in the field of library science and who can show financial need may apply for a grant. Individuals who have received an Allie Beth Martin Scholarship Award previously are not barred from applying again. 


Supporting documentation

  • An up-to-date college transcript
  • A current résumé
  • Three letters of reference
  • A statement of your plans for the next five years
  • Scholarship Application (pdf below)

 Applicants must be willing to give full, detailed information about their financial resources if needed. All information will be treated confidentially. Upon receipt of all applications, a committee composed of the Scholarship Committee of the Tulsa Friends of the Public Library, the Chief Executive Officer, the Deputy Director and the Chief People & Commission Support Officer will consult as to the merits of the applicants and their applications. This committee will make a recommendation to the Tulsa Library Trust Board. An interview with the applicants may be scheduled.

Awarding The Grant

The Tulsa Library Trust will notify the recipient of the scholarship grant. A check in the amount approved will be sent to the recipient upon notification the Tulsa Library Trust of the recipient’s enrollment in the educational institution.For more information, please contact:

Shauna McConnell
 Chief People & Commission Support Officer
Tulsa City-County Library
400 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103 
(918) 549-7382