The Robertson Rare Book School Scholarship, established in 2000 to honor former ARLIS/NA President Jack Robertson, is an annual award of tuition waiver for one course at Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia. RBS offers short courses in various five-day sessions held annually in the winter, spring and summer on subjects related to rare books and the history of books and printing. Course offerings, schedules, and course application information may be found at the RBS web site at

The Robertson Rare Book School Scholarship is open to anyone who has been an individual member of ARLIS/NA for more than one year. Interested ARLIS/NA members should follow the general guidelines for applying for a scholarship at RBS and specify on their application that they wish to be considered for the Robertson Rare Book School Scholarship. Note that the deadline for scholarship applications for any given year is October 1st of the year before. For further information, see the Scholarships page of the RBS web site at

The Robertson Rare Book School Scholarship recipient will be selected annually by the RBS Scholarship Committee, which funds the award. Once this Committee has selected a candidate, it will contact ARLIS/NA Headquarters to confirm membership status. The confirmed, selected recipient will then be notified by the Rare Book School Scholarship Committee, and copies of this notification will be sent to the ARLIS/NA President and the Chair of the Professional Development Committee.