Awards & Scholarships

Apply now for the “Light the Way” Grant

The ALSC Programs and Services Recognition committee is now accepting applications for the 2024 ALSC/Candlewick “Light the Way” grant!

Applications and supporting materials, including the required timeline, budget, and signature form, are due by December 15th, 2023. The grant is open to any project that seeks to engage an underserved population of children from birth up to the age of 14. The grant recognizes that underserved populations vary from community to community, and all programs that seek to specifically address concerns in this area are eligible for consideration.

The ALSC/Candlewick Press “Light the Way” Grant is sponsored by Candlewick Press in honor of author Kate DiCamillo and the themes represented in her books. The award consists of a $3,000 grant to assist a library in conducting exemplary and replicable outreach to underserved populations through a new and innovative program or an expansion of work already being done. The grant is administered by the ALSC Programs and Services Recognition Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Please visit for more information and to apply. 

The ALSC Professional Awards logo image used for awards such as the "Light the Way" grant.

Sarah French is the current co-chair of the ALSC Programs and Services Recognition Committee

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