Conference Funding: BRASS Student Travel Award, Feb 15

Funding: BRASS Student Travel Award

Deadline: Applications due by February 15, 2020.

Nominations are currently open for the 2020 Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) Student Travel Award sponsored by SimplyAnalytics. This $1,250 monetary prize is given to a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s degree program to fund travel to and attendance at the ALA Annual Conference and a one-year membership in the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.

Zoeanna Mayhook won the 2019 award!


Applicants should have demonstrated interest in a career as a business reference librarian, and a potential to be a leader in the profession as demonstrated by activities that may include (but are not limited to) coursework, internships, jobs, special projects, and publications.

In addition to attending the conference, the winner is required to participate in BRASS activities at ALA conference and to write a brief statement about conference experiences for RUSA Update. The winner may not accept a concurrent ALA-sponsored travel award.

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented.


Applicants must complete the nomination form below, and follow the submission instructions therein.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Complete the Student Travel Award nomination form.
  • Submit the following materials:
    • Personal statement (1-2 pages) summarizing your academic and professional achievements, your interest in this award, and reasons for choosing business librarianship as a profession
    • A copy of your current resume
    • A copy of your library school transcript
    • Two letters of reference

Questions should be directed to the committee chair, Carmen Cole at

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