The Lemoncello Youth Services Scholarsip is open to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status with the following summarized restrictions:
This scholarship was established by children’s and young adult author Chris Grabenstein, in 2015, to support the education of future youth services librarians, and is funded by the proceeds of the sale of his book, Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.
- The scholarship will be available to students who are currently enrolled in or have been admitted to the University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences.
- The student(s) awarded this scholarship will demonstrate promise as an innovator and leader in the area of youth services, and must intend to pursue a career in youth services in either school or public libraries.
- The student(s) awarded this scholarship shall have demonstrated excellent academic performance.
- The student(s) awarded this scholarship shall be eligible to apply for a subsequent year if they are still enrolled, but will not necessarily receive preference.
- Financial need (in the broadest sense) may be a factor.