Cates Scholarship

Cates Scholarship Video

Who Was Sheila Cates and Why Was She Important

Sheila Cates served as Library Development Coordinator at the Montana State Library from 1985 until her death from cancer in 1993. Sheila, whose energy, kindness, and ingenuity made an impact on so many Montana librarians,  was named Montana Library Association’s Librarian of the Year in 1993. In 1994, the Montana Library Association established the Sheila Cates Scholarship to provide financial support to association members seeking education in the library science field.

Cates Silent Auction

Would you consider contributing to the Cates Silent Auction at MLA 2017? We would so appreciate having your basket or item to help raise funds for Montana librarian scholarships. Please contact Cates Scholarship Chair Lisa Mecklenberg Jackson if you have something to contribute to the silent auction. Thank you so much!

Cates Scholarship Application (Word) (PDF)

Cates FUNdraising Events at MLA

The Story of the Cates Travelling Quilt

Cates Quilt Information

Cates Scholarship Winners

Cates Committee Members