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Local 4298


Massachusetts Library Staff Association

George L. Hallissey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship



  1. Amount awarded for scholarship up to $5000.
  2. The scholarship will be awarded annually to properly qualified applicants from a city or town in which MLSA members are residents.
  3. The scholarship will be available to the child of any person in the union who has been a member of the library staff for one or more years. Exception made for new chapters.
  4. Applications for scholarship awards must be filed with the Scholarship Committee, postmarked no later than MAY 1st, marked for the attention of:


MLSA Scholarship Committee

PO Box 471058

Brookline Village, MA 02447


  1. Scholarship awards are limited to college-bound members of the senior class of any secondary school, and shall be awarded on the following basis:

Scholastic Ability




  1. Recipients will be notified by mail.




  1. Be sure to read the rules carefully.
  2. Answer each question on the MLSA Scholarship Application Form completely.
  3. Include each of the following items with your application:
  • MLSA Scholarship Application Form
  • A Letter of Recommendation: from your high school Principal or Counselor.
  • A Letter of Recommendation: from a person, not a relative, who has know you for at least three years.
  • Your Own Letter:  stating your reasons for applying for a scholarship, and listing your particular interests and activities, the size and circumstances of your family, how you expect to finance your college education, and any other information you consider important.
  • Official Transcript: of grades received during four years of high school, or three years at high school and last year at junior high school, must be mailed directly from school(s) by MAY 1st.


PLEASE NOTE:  Only Applications which include all the items listed above will be considered.