Frank B. Sessa Scholarships for Continuing Professional Education
of Beta Phi Mu Members
Lottery registration for 2023 Sessa Scholarships is currently CLOSED.
Beta Phi Mu members may register once between January 1 and August 31 each year. Please see below for a link to the registration form.
September 2022 winners:
Sarah Cruz Mendoza, University of South Florida, Beta Phi
Gail Kuroda, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Xi
Kevin Kelley, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, Alpha
Molly Brown, Simmons College, Beta Beta
Diane Dias De Fazio, Pratt Institute, Theta
March 2022 winners:
Livia Garza, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Alpha
Chrissy O'Grady, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Alpha
Caterina Reed, University at Buffalo, Beta Delta
Melinda Berg, University of South Florida, Beta Phi
Hazlett Henderson, Emporia State University, Beta Epsilon
Sessa Scholarships are intended to support Beta Phi Mu members in pursuing continuing professional education in LIS, archival studies, or other approved information-related studies. Approved uses include attendance at professional preconference workshops or short courses; continuing education courses offered by accredited LIS programs; and online or face-to-face continuing education workshops and classes sponsored by professional associations and approved continuing education providers. These awards are not intended to support conference attendance or the pursuit of a formal degree, such as a Ph.D. or second Master’s degree.
- Must be a Beta Phi Mu member
- Must use the funds for approved professional development within one year of receiving the award
- Must send a brief report of the funded educational experience to Beta Phi Mu Headquarters within three months of its completion
- Must not have received a Sessa scholarship within the last five years
- Must agree to and follow all requirements set out in the Sessa Scholarship Guidelines
Number of Awards:
Ten awards per year; five awarded in March and five awarded in September.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. LOTTERY WILL REOPEN JANUARY 1, 2023. Beta Phi Mu members, please visit the lottery registration page and fill out the form after reading the guidelines.
Please do not register for the lottery more than once in a calendar year; multiple submissions will result in disqualification. If you register prior to the March drawing but do not win, you are still enrolled in the lottery for the September drawing.
For More Information:
The Frank B. Sessa Scholarships are generously sponsored by Library Juice Academy