Library Scholarship



The Friends of the Library sponsors the Library Scholarship Award, which grants $500 toward tuition to any Connecticut College senior or graduate pursuing an advanced degree in library science, book conservation, or archival management. Full and part-time students are eligible.

Candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae and a short (350 word) personal statement describing their plans for graduate study and their interest in the field. All submissions must be received by March 10. Announcements of awards are made in early April. Submissions can be sent to the following address:

Connecticut College Friends of the Library
Charles E. Shain Library
270 Mohegan Ave
New London CT 06320

For more information please contact Benjamin Panciera by email or phone (860-439-2654).

Recent winners

  • 2011 Samantha Wickman ('08) Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • 2007 Caitlin Corless ('06), Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • 2006 Amy Danna McCue ('00), Southern Connecticut State Department of Information and Library Science
  • 2004 Bridget Pupillo ('98), Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • 2003 Tolonda Henderson ('99), Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • 2002 Eunice Kua (02), University of Michigan School of Information
  • 2000 A.J. Groome ('86), Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science

The above image is a hand-painted initial P with the figure of Thomas Aquinas from his Summa Theologiae, printed in Venice in 1475. This is the earliest complete book held at Connecticut College.

Benjamin Panciera, Ruth Rusch Sheppe '40 Director of Special Collections & Archives
Telephone: 860-439-2654

Friends of the Connecticut
College Library
Charles E. Shain Library
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London CT 06320