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MSLA GRANTS

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The Canadian Author Grant 

We are delighted to introduce The Canadian Author Grant. This $500 grant is designed for MSLA members who aim to enrich their school library collections with books written by Canadian authors. You must be a member of the MSLA to apply. Membership can be purchased for $25, please see the membership page. 

 

Grant Details: 

Amount: $500 

Purpose: To purchase books written by Canadian authors.

Eligibility: Open to members of the Manitoba School Library Association who are currently working in a Manitoba school. 

Application Process: A minimum 500 word written explanation of why your library is a good candidate for this grant and how you plan to use the funds. This explanation may be used in MSLA's Fall Journal.

Deadline: December 10, 2023.

The Makerspace Grant 

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the Manitoba School Library Association Makerspace Grant, offering $500 in funding to expand your makerspace and ignite the spark of innovation. This grant will help provide the tools and materials that you need to enhance your library makerspace and contribute to the creativity and innovation of students at your school.

You must be a member of the MSLA to apply. Membership can be purchased at for $25, please see the membership page.

 

Grant Details: 

Amount: $500 

Purpose: To purchase makerspace materials, resources, and/or technology. 

Eligibility: Open to members of the Manitoba School Library Association who are currently working in a Manitoba school.

Application Process: A minimum 500 word written explanation of why your library is a good candidate for the grant and how you plan to use the funds. This explanation may be used in MSLA's Spring Journal.

Deadline: December 10, 2023.

 

The Diverse Books Grant

We are excited to share The Diverse Books Grant, $500 to enrich your school library with diverse and inclusive literature. Empower students, cultivate empathy, celebrate diversity, expand horizons, and support inclusivity.

You must be a member of the MSLA to apply. Membership can be purchased or $25, please see the membership page.

 

Grant Details: 

Amount: $500 

Purpose: To purchase diverse and inclusive books for a classroom or school library.

Eligibility: Open to members of the Manitoba School Library Association who are currently working in a Manitoba school.

Application Process: A minimum 500 word written explanation of why your library is a good candidate for the grant and how you plan to use the funds. This explanation may be used in MSLA's Spring Journal.

Deadline: December 10, 2023.

 

Past recipients of the Kevin Mowat Memorial Seed Grant Awards include:

2020-2022 

On hold due to the pandemic.

2019-20

  1. Cheryl Antonio, Kelsey School (The Pas)

 

Also awarded in 2020 - MSLA Leading from the Library Grant ($2500) 

  1. Cheryl Antonio, Kelsey School (The Pas)

 

2018-19

  1. Jennifer Bevan (Ecole Dieppe)

  2. Taryn Borys (Hedges Middle School)

  3. Karen Kendrick (Walter Whyte)

 

2017-18

  1. Niki Card (Hampstead) 

  2. Terri Stewart (Daerwood) 

  3. Pam Gordon (Sargent Park) 

2016-17:

   1. Sarah Coull  (Westpark School) 

   2. Katharine Thieseen  (R.B. Russell)  

   3. Twyla Deblonde  (Prairie Mountain)

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