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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

Lowell Wilson Scholarship
WEMTA wishes to encourage strong leaders to gain the certification required for serving as Library Media Specialists in our schools. Applicants must be a member of WEMTA, currently enrolled in a Wisconsin library-media education program, working toward a 902 license, living in Wisconsin, and planning to work in a Wisconsin school.  Preference will be given to practicing, certified teachers in a Wisconsin school including those who are working as library media specialists on an emergency license.

A scholarship of $1,500, 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. Recipients also receive a year's membership in WEMTA.

Applications must be received by December 15. 

Recipients will be notified in February. Recipients are expected to serve on a WEMTA committee or participate in another WEMTA leadership role within two years of receipt of the scholarship.

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/Instructional Technology Specialists. A scholarship amount of $1,500 is provided to cover tuition costs for graduate level coursework leading to a doctorate degree. Applications must be received by December 15.

Recipients will be notified in February. Recipients are expected to participate in a WEMTA committee or another WEMTA leadership role within two years of receiving the scholarship.

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.

Please note: Applicants must be a WEMTA member.

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.  
  • Grant Recipients are required to provide PET about a report of their project for use in publiciizing the PET grants, to submit a program proposal regarding their activity to the WEMTA conference committee, and to acknowledge PET support in any documentation about the project and/or reports to the school board and to other organizations.
Outreach PET Grant Application Form