REFORMA offers several awards and scholarships. Below you will find an outline of the awards and scholarships. For more information and application procedures, please use the menu on the left.
The Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes those who have achieved excellence in librarianship over an extended period (20+ years) of service and who have made significant and lasting contributions to REFORMA, as well as to the Latino and the Spanish-speaking communities. Award: a $500 stipend, free registration to the next REFORMA Conference, and a commemorative plaque.
The Noche de Cuentos mini-grant is to help libraries host programs that focus on oral traditions. It should be storytelling-based, with an emphasis on cultural literacy activities. The event should be held during the week of the spring equinox.
The Pura Belpré Award is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
The REFORMA scholarship is for graduate students in Library and Information Science who are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Hispanics/Latinos or the Spanish-speaking. Maximum scholarship amount: $1,500
The Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship is for those pursuing a degree in children’s or young adult librarianship. Maximum scholarship amount: $1,500
The Arnulfo D. Trejo Librarian of the Year Award recognizes a librarian who has distinguished himself or herself in the field of librarianship, promoted and advocated services to the Spanish-speaking and Latino communities, and made outstanding contributions to REFORMA. Award: a $500 stipend, free registration to the next REFORMA Conference, and a commemorative plaque.