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Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Awards

What are the Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship awards?

The Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship initiative annually honors library school students with financial assistance to pursue their Master of Library and Information Science degree.

View the 2017 BCCLS Scholarship Application
Application Deadline: March 17, 2017

The process is competitive and applications are available on the BCCLS website early each year with interviews usually held in late March/early April and awards given in May. All library school students are encouraged to apply.

BCCLS is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation and 100% of all money donated to the Scholarship Fund is used solely for students' tuition. To date, BCCLS has awarded 105 scholarships totaling $133,000.

"We believe very strongly in growing our own", said Robert White, retired Executive Director of BCCLS for whom one of the scholarships has been named. "The BCCLS Scholarship helps future librarians pursue their Masters Degree and alleviates some of the financial hardship of tuition."

Marie Coughlin, BCCLS Executive Director, notes, "We are happy to report that the scholarship fund is fully self-sustaining through donations from Library Boards, librarians, Friends of Libraries, and the general public".

To be eligible, an applicant must be enrolled in an ALA accredited library school at the time interviews are conducted and preference is given to those working at BCCLS libraries. Successful applicants must agree to work in a public library for two years after completion of the degree.

"By awarding these scholarships, BCCLS is encouraging people, many of whom already work in our libraries, to continue their education and grow in the profession," Coughlin concluded.

To make a donation to the Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program, please send donations made payable to:

The Bergen County Cooperative Library System
810 Main St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Past Scholarship Recipients

2016: Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Joseph Rivera North Bergen Public Library St. John's University
Tommy Skrnich Bogota Public Library San Jose State University
Danielle Kickey Secaucus Public Library Rutgers University
McGill-Michele Reutty Scholarship:
Lisa Hoffman Bloomfield Public Library Rutgers University
Robert W. White Scholarship:
Jessica Moskowitz Livingston Public Library Rutgers University
Brian DeSantis Memorial Scholarship:
Morgan Taylor Glen Rock Public Library Clarion University
Ann Sullivan McGill Memorial Scholarship:
Kate Senedzuk Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights University of Buffalo
Patricia Anne Loughnane Memorial Scholarship:
Denise Lester Haworth Public Library San Jose State University
BCCLS Trustee Scholarship:
Kathryn Ennist Hillsdale Public Library San Jose State University
Mary Lou Abrams Memorial Scholarship:
Deborah Tarabocchia Paramus Public Library San Jose State University

 

2015: Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Marisa Hall Northvale Public Library Rutgers University
Lisa Hoffman Bloomfield Public Library Rutgers University
Jessica Moskowitz Livingston Public Library Rutgers University
Kristen Rasczyk Rutherford Public Library San Jose State University
Robert W. White Scholarship:
Brittin Clark Ridgewood Public Library San Jose State University
Brian DeSantis Memorial Scholarship:
Lauren Klein Emerson Public Library San Jose State University
BCCLS Trustee Scholarship:
Denise Lester Haworth Public Library San Jose State University
Mary Lou Abrams Memorial Scholarship:
Deborah Tarabocchia Paramus Public Library San Jose State University

 

2014: Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Marisa Hall Bergenfield Public Library Rutgers University
Jennifer Cullen Cliffside Park Public Library Rutgers University
Kathleen Digiulio Bergen Volunteer Medical Rutgers University
Brian DeSantis Memorial Scholarship:
Paul Shaver Englewood Public Library Rutgers University
Mary Lou Abrams Memorial Scholarship:
Sara Keegan Midland Park Public Library Rutgers University
BCCLS Trustee Scholarship:
Genevieve Hewson Upper Saddle River Public Library Rutgers University
Michele Reutty Librarian Award:
Kristen Anderson Glen Ridge Public Library Rutgers University
Ann Sullivan McGill Memorial Scholarship:
Jodi Shelly Felician Rutgers University

 

2013: Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Jennifer Budd Louis Bay 2nd Public Library (Hawthorne) Rutgers University
Kriseten Anderson Glen Ridge Public Library Rutgers University
Veronica Potenza Lee Memorial Library (Allendale) University of Pittsburgh
Brian DeSantis Memorial Scholarship:
Paul Shaver Englewood Public Library Rutgers University
Mary Lou Abrams Memorial Scholarship:
Victoria Hildich Emerson Public Library Rutgers University
BCCLS Trustee Scholarship Award:
Smriti Grover Norwood Public Library Wayne State University
Ann Sullivan McGill Memorial Scholarship:
Maria Russo NBC Rutgers University
Michele Reutty Librarian Award:
Pierre Rosen Oakland Public Library Rutgers University

 

2012: Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Brian DeSantis Memorial Scholarship:
Pierre Rosen Oakland Public Library Rutgers University
Mary Lou Abrams Memorial Scholarship:
James Filchak Old Tappan Public Library Rutgers University
Barbara Nesi Memorial Scholarship:
Lauren Fitzpatrick Secaucus Public Library Rutgers University
Michele Reutty Librarian Award:
Gretchen Kaser Lee Memorial Library (Allendale) University of Pittsburgh
Ann Sullivan McGill Memorial Scholarship:
Justin Escobar Paramus Public Library Drexel University

 

2011: Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Deepti Dutta River Edge Public Library Drexel University
Alexander Cardillo Maurice M. Pine Library (Fair Lawn) San Jose State University
Mary Lou Abrams Memorial Scholarship:
Justin Escobar Paramus Public Library Drexel University
Brian DeSantis Memorial Scholarship:
Anna Raya Rivera Ridgewood Public Library Rutgers University
Barbara Nesi Memorial Scholarship:
Kaitlin Sagaas Paramus Public Library Drexel University
Michele Reutty Librarian Award:
Gretchen Kaser Lee Memorial Library (Allendale) University of Pittsburgh

 

2010: Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Andrea Dochney Oakland Public Library University of Pittsburgh
Christine Hartigan Union Middle School (Rutherford) Rutgers University
Mary Lou Abrams Memorial Scholarship:
Kaitlin Sagaas Paramus Public Library Drexel University
Brian DeSantis Memorial Scholarship:
Ian Parsells Glen Rock Public Library Rutgers University
Barbara Nesi Memorial Scholarship:
Kate Gorman Dumont Public Library St. John's University
Michele Reutty Librarian Award:
Caitlin Hull Hackensack Public Library Rutgers University

 

2009: Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Christine Hartigan Inmod Rutgers University
Mary Lou Abrams Memorial Scholarship:
Rebecca Karpoff Paramus Public Library St. John's University
Brian DeSantis Memorial Scholarship:
Nicholas Jackson Midland Park Public Library & Oradell Public Library Pratt Institute
Barbara Nesi Memorial Scholarship:
Kate Gorman Dumont Public Library St. John's University
Michele Reutty Librarian Award:
Linda Greenberg Ridgefield Park Public Library St. John's University

 

2008: Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Linda Greenberg Ridgefield Park Public Library St. John's University
Mary Kirsch Maurice M. Pine Library (Fair Lawn) Souther Connecticut State University
Gihan Mohamad Ridgewood Public Library Rutgers University
Brian DeSantis Memorial Scholarship:
Tara Franzetti Lee Memorial Library (Allendale) Drexel University
Barbara Nesi Memorial Scholarship:
Lori-Ann Quinn Glen Rock Public Library Rutgers University
Michele Reutty Librarian Award:
Rebecca Karpoff Paramus Public Library St. John's University

 

2007: Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Lori-Ann Quinn Glen Rock Public Library Rutgers University
Janet Dunn Westwood Public Library Clarion University
Mary Jo Jennings Garfield Public Library St. John's University
Anais Scott Elmwood Park Public Library Pratt Institute
Brian DeSantis Memorial Scholarship:
Laura DeAngelis North Arlington Public Library North Carolina Central University
Barbara Nesi Memorial Scholarship:
Toni Benevento Paramus Charles E. Reid Branch Library Pratt Institute
Michele Reutty Librarian Award:
Marie Creste Rutherford Public Library Rutgers University

 

2006: Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Heidi Cadmus Glen Ridge Free Public Library Rutgers University
Laura DeAngelis Upper Saddle River Public Library North Carolina Central University
JoAnn Drolshagen New Milford Public Library Long Island University
Janet Dunn Westwood Public Library Clarion University
Elizabeth Fineberg Maurice M. Pine Library (Fair Lawn) Rutgers University
Corinne Henning-Sachs Westwood Public Library Rutgers University
Margarita Zambrano Ramsey Public Library Syracuse University
Brian DeSantis Memorial Scholarship:
Lisa Sedita Ridgefield Public Library Southern Connecticut State
Barbara Nesi Memorial Scholarship:
Ellen Smith Franklin Lakes Public Library Long Island University

 

2005: Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Amy Babcock Midland Park Public Library Rutgers University
Douglas Baldwin Oradell Public Library Rutgers University
JoAnn Drolshagen New Milford Public Library Long Island University
Patricia Fishelman Glen Rock Public Library Rutgers University
Thomas Frawley Louis Bay 2nd Public Library (Hawthorne) Rutgers University
Linda Garfinkel West Caldwell Public Library Southern Connecticut State
Cindy Greenwald Hillsdale Public Library Southern Connecticut State
Debra Kyritz Oradell Public Library Southern Connecticut State
Shazia Zaman Tenafly Public Library Rutgers University
Brian DeSantis Memorial Scholarship:
Jennifer Santos Secaucus Public Library Rutgers University
Barbara Nesi Memorial Scholarship:
Barb Farrell Swenson Old Tappan Public Library St. John's University

 

2004: Mary Joyce Doyle Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Ann McCarthy River Edge Public Library University of Southern Mississippi
Cindy Greenwald Hillsdale Public Library Southern Connecticut State
Christine Hartigan North Arlington Public Library Rutgers University
Debra Kyritz Oradell Public Library Southern Connecticut State
Gabriella Radujko Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Rutgers University
Amanda Winter Livingston Public Library Rutgers University

 

2003: Barbara Nesi Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Courtney Flynn Midland Park Public Library Connecticut State University
Christine Hartigan North Arlington Public Library Rutgers University
Ann McCarthy River Edge Public Library University of Southern Mississippi
Marie Mueller Northvale Public Library Rutgers University
Carol Heinz Mahwah Public Library LIU
Monica Smith Westwood Public Library Rutgers University

 

2002: First Annual Scholarship Recipients

Recipient Library Affiliation Program
Gillian Buonanno Ramsey Public Library LIU
Carol Heinz Mahwah Public Library LIU
Catherine Kayola Paramus Public Library Rutgers University
Roberta Carswell-Panjwani Ridgewood Public Library University of Arizona
Jonna Salerno Little Ferry Public Library Pratt Institute