The NHLTA Board of Directors believes that continuing education is the prime factor in providing the highest quality library services. The Mildred McKay Scholarship Fund provides a way to improve library services within the state. In 1965, the NHLTA Board of Directors established the Mildred McKay scholarship fund in honor of the former NH State Librarian. The New Hampshire Charitable Trust manages the perpetual endowment and distributes funds to NHLTA to be awarded as scholarships on an annual basis. History of the Mildred McKay Scholarship.

There are four categories:
NHLTA Conference Scholarships
Library Workshops Scholarships
Workshops for Consortiums, Co-op Groups
Educational Assistance for Graduate Studies

             Submission Deadlines for Graduate Studies
          Fall Semester • July 1
          Spring Semester • November 1
          Summer Semester • April 1

Categories and criteria were revised October 2021. Download these DETAILS. The application form is available in two formats: Fill & Sign PDF and MSWord docx. Please download the application to your computer. Email your application to or mail to the address on the application. Please email inquiries to the NHLTA Scholarship Committee Chair:
2022 Annual Award Winners
Honoring Those Special Contributors Who Connect the Library with the Community!

Lillian Edelmann Trustee of the Year
Kathy Parenti, Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford

Library Director of the Year (two winners)
Dianne Hathaway, Goffstown Public Library
Tracy Waldron, East Kingston Public Library

Special Library Service Contribution Award
Robert Grano, Chesley Memorial Library, Northwood

Sue Palmatier Award for Outstanding Support by a "Friends of the Library" Group
Friends of the Weeks Public Library, Greenland

Download the list of winners to date since 1988.