Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Scholarship

Springer Nature is proud to honor the legacy of Cynthia Graham Hurd by awarding a $1,500 travel grant to a library employee that has not had an opportunity to attend the Charleston Library Conference.

Cynthia Graham Hurd was a librarian for over 31 years in Charleston public and academic libraries.  She worked as the branch manager of the popular St. Andrews Regional Library, and as a part-time reference librarian at the College of Charleston. On June 17, 2015, her life ended when a lone gunman entered the historic Emanuel AME Church and killed nine people during a prayer meeting. Cynthia is remembered as a “tireless servant of the community who spent her life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth.” This scholarship enables Cynthia’s dedication to helping others to continue.

Cynthia Hurd

To apply, library employees are asked to submit a presentation document or PowerPoint detailing a project or initiative that made a positive impact on students and/or local communities. This includes empowering students, improving educational outcomes, supporting diverse research and learning needs, fostering volunteerism and community outreach, developing educational and advocacy programs, and more.

Submissions due by September 10, 2018.

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