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In memory of Mr. Kevin Mowat, the Manitoba School Library Association is pleased to offer three
$500.00 seed grants to school libraries in Manitoba requesting funds to improve their programs and collections.

The grants are intended to address inequities in school library funding and to encourage school
library staff to increase the innovation of their programs and/or the diversity of their collections.

To qualify:


  • You must be a current member of MSLA

  • You must be currently working in a Manitoba school library

  • Your school has not won in the past five years

Submissions must clearly include:


  • Your name, school, school division, grades of students, and your email address

  • 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.

  • A budget explaining how the funds will be spent

Qualifying entries are to be submitted via online form to Lindsay Stewart no later than February 23, 2023.

Winners will be chosen by a sub-committee, comprised of 3-5 MSLA Board Members. 

Recipients will be notified via email and a cheque (made out to the school) will be subsequently
mailed out.

Please note: Acceptance of funds signifies your commitment to submit your application as an article
for our 2023 spring journal. Winning submissions and follow up article may also be used on MSLA’s websi

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