Grant applicants must be South Carolina classroom teachers (middle through high school) who are current members of PSLA. 

The deadline for submission is December 1st. 

The applicants have the option of proposing one of the following: a set of one title, several titles by one author, theme-based titles, or collections of literature from reputable reading lists, not to exceed $500.00 in value. 

Only one grant application may be submitted by an individual. 

An Instructional Plan should be submitted to include the title of the book or books chosen, strategies for using the book in the classroom, and an appropriate follow-up activity. The Explanation of Need should include information that describes any factors that affect achievement, such as student profiles, availability of materials, etc. Applicants are encouraged to read a variety of titles in order to make the best selection. 


Grant winners will receive notification of the status of their grant application in February and will receive a check in the amount of the grant from PSLA. Grant winners are responsible for the ordering/purchasing of the books. 


All receipts MUST be sent to the committee chair by May 1 of the current year.

A one-page evaluation must be completed and submitted to the current committee chair by

May 1st is the close of the implementation year.


Note: The application is to be sent electronically, and the deadline for submission is December 1st. Please contact the Chairperson of the Literature Grant Committee if there are any questions. 


Adolescent/Young Adult Literature Grant