The AISLE Lauretta McCusker, O.P., D.L.S. Professional Development Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to AISLE members who wish to participate in professional workshops, conferences and coursework related to the school library media profession each year. A total of $2000 in McCusker Professional Development Grants will be awarded each year. If all funds are not expended in the initial grant cycle, a second reading date will be announced.
AISLE Policy: 3016.4 (Updated 11.7.15)
Application and Selection:
A total of $2000.00 is available for awards annually. Awards will be granted up to the following amounts:
The Voucher System:
Applicants awarded a professional development grant will receive a voucher entitling them to reimbursement of legitimate expenses related to the activity. Vouchers are valid for a 12-month period beginning March 1. To be reimbursed, the recipient will be responsible for submitting documentation of expenses within thirty days following the event.
Reimbursable Expenses Include:
Registration/tuition fees, mileage, meals, lodging, materials required for activity and substitute fees.
If awarded, funds must be used for the specific professional development activity as submitted in the application. Funds are non-transferable to a different professional development activity.