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.

"General" Continuing Education Scholarship

Applications should be typewritten. You can choose between a fillable pdf or fillable Word document. Please make sure all your answers are saved and/or printed and submit the form to us at, with the subject line "Metronet CE Scholarship application."

Continuing Education Scholarship Policy & Application (fillable pdf)
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Continuing Education Scholarship Policy & Application (fillable Word document)

Scholarships are reviewed and accepted or rejected by the Metronet Governing Board using the following scoring rubric:
Metronet Continuing Education Scholarship - Scoring Rubric

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.

Metronet Steltzner Scholarship Policy & Application (fillable pdf)
*** pdf must be downloaded and opened in Adobe Reader to use fillable fields ***

Metronet Steltzner Scholarship Policy & Application (fillable Word doc)

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

If you have questions, please contact the Metronet office at