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WEMTA PET Scholarships and Grant Applications

The WEMTA Permanent Endowment Trust offers the following scholarships and grants. Complete the application form and email it to the address provided.

Lowell Wilson Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to invite certified teachers to enter the Library Media field. WEMTA wishes to encourage strong leaders to gain the certification required for serving as Library Media Specialists in our schools.
A scholarship of $1,000, which is funded by the WEMTA Permanent Endowment Trust (PET), is provided to cover tuition costs for graduate level coursework leading to Library Media Specialist licensure. Applications must be received by December 15.

Lowell Wilson Scholarship Application Form

Doctoral Studies Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funding for a doctoral student enrolled in a university program that prepares educators of future Library Media Specialists. A scholarship amount of $1,000 is provided to cover tuition costs for graduate level coursework leading to a doctorate degree. Applications must be received by December 15.

Doctoral Studies Scholarship Application Form


The Permanent Endowment Trust (P.E.T.) makes it possible for WEMTA to fund innovative projects on an annual basis.  Outreach Grants normally have a maximum funding limit from PET of $1,000-$1,200, but a few have been approved for larger amounts.  Grants were awarded in 2014 to Val Edwards and Maegan Heindel for a Learning4Life Professional Development Program; to Maegan Heindel for integration of iPads into literacy programs at Marquette Elementary School in Madison for students in transitional housing; and to Karie Huttner for the integration of a MakerSpace project in the Design Lab for the Verona Area School District.

Deadline for applying for this OUTREACH GRANT is December 15th and funding for successful grants is made available in January.
Procedures for submitting and approving grants proposals are as follows:

  • All groups or individual members requesting funds for an outreach grant must submit an application.  The P.E.T. Committee prefers to receive all applications electronically so proposals can be evaluated vial email.
  • OUTREACH GRANT Proposals must support one of three areas:
    • Programs and projects that provide a direct and recognizable benefit to the members of WEMTA.
    • Programs and projects, which support innovation in, school library media or instructional technology programs.
    • Community programs that promote partnerships with the profession.
  • Outreach grants are normally approved for one year only.
  • Outreach Grant proposals must be approved by the WEMTA PET and the Executive Committees
  • Grant Recipients are expected to provide a timeline, evidence of progress, and a final report.  Recipients are encouraged to share inforamtion about their projects through a program at the WEMTA conference, in education blogs and through posts to the WEMTA listserv, twitter feed, and FaceBook page
Outreach PET Grant Application Form