Continuing Education Scholarships

Have you been wanting to attend a professional conference or workshop, or a class that will help you gain that particular skill that will help you perform your job even better, but your organization just doesn’t have the money to send you? Metronet can help! Metronet offers two kinds of scholarships to members who wish to attend professional development events/training. See below for details.

Not sure if your institution is a Metronet member?  Contact us to find out! Click on the links below for scholarship information.

Lars Steltzner Scholarship

The Metronet Board has created a scholarship for library staff in the seven-county metro area in honor of Lars Steltzner who passed away in the summer of 2008. Lars was a true believer in libraries of all types and believed that if one library is strengthened, all are stronger. He was a great supporter of media specialists and librarians just beginning their careers and was always generous with his time and knowledge. His service on the Metronet Governing Board was greatly appreciated.

The Lars Steltzner Scholarship will be given annually to one staff person from a Metronet member library who is early in her/his career (five years or less). This scholarship of $1000 may be used for expenses for a continuing library education event or a national or local library conference. Recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship once in their career.

Steltzner scholarship policy & application (pdf)
Steltzner scholarship policy & application (Word)

If you have questions, please contact the Metronet office at

"General" Continuing Education Scholarship

Metronet also offers scholarships for those who may not be early in their career!

Continuing Education Scholarship Policy & Application (pdf)

Continuing Education Scholarship Policy & Application (Word document)

Click here to read about events people attended with the help of a Metronet CE Scholarship!