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William J. Galaway Library and Information Science Scholarship

Updated: Jan 8

Supporting students pursuing a career in public and school libraries.

Applicants must:

- Currently reside in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County;

- Intend to major in library and information science or related field;

- Intend to pursue a career as a school or public librarian; and

- Attend a four-year college or university in the upcoming school year.


Academic performance will be given high priority consideration in the selection process.

Priority may be given to applicants who have work or volunteer experience in a school or public library.

This scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL). CFNIL's scholarship application opens December 1 and closes February 1 every year. Learn more about CFNIL's scholarship program and application process at

Questions about this scholarship? Contact CFNIL at


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