Travel Scholarship Eligibility and Application Requirements

Becker Medical Library awards two travel scholarships each year to encourage out-of-town researchers to use the Archives and Rare Books collections by defraying the costs associated with traveling to the library.  All scholarship awardees will be reimbursed up to $1,500 for all covered expenses associated with travel, lodging and food at the conclusion of their visit to the library.

Travel Scholarship Eligibility

Eligible applicants are students enrolled in graduate degree programs (master’s and above), faculty, and independent scholars. To qualify for a travel scholarship, you must live 100 miles or more from St. Louis.

Preference will be given to applicants who express their desire to consult the subject strengths of the Archive and Rare Books Division’s collections. Please visit our website to learn more about our resources.

Application Deadlines

Spring Semester Travel Scholarship

Applications for the spring semester travel scholarship are due by March 1st, and the scholarship awardee will be notified by April 1.

Fall Semester Travel Scholarship

Applications for the fall semester travel scholarship are due by Sept. 1, and the scholarship awardee will be notified by Oct. 1.

All scholarship recipients will have up to six months to use their award. Scholarship Recipients are required to submit a brief report upon the completion of their visit.

Application Requirements

To apply for a travel scholarship, send the following documents via email to the travel scholarship committee at prior to the application deadline noted above. Please clarify in the email’s subject line if you wish to apply for the Spring Travel Scholarship or the Fall Travel Scholarship.

  • A personal statement describing how using Becker Library’s collections will be beneficial to your research (no more than one page)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from an academic advisor if the applicant is a student
  • Applicant’s name, address, phone number, and email address