The Manitoba Library Association administers the selection of candidates for the John Edwin Bissett Memorial Fund (bursary) and the Jean Thorunn Law Scholarship and most recently the Marilyn J. Hernandez Scholarship. These scholarships provide funding assistance to Manitobans attending library school. The Winnipeg Foundation holds the funds in trust and handles all financial aspects. MLA provides the selection committee. Its intent is to select suitable candidates to receive graduate library bursary/awards held in trust at the Winnipeg Foundation.
The Marilyn J. Hernandez Scholarship is available to eligible applicants who are residents of Manitoba and who are pursuing a master’s or PhD in an accredited library and information program.