Laura Oki Memorial Scholarship


The Laura Oki Memorial Scholarship was established by the Friends of the Elko County Library in Spring of 2023 to honor her memory and commitment to the library.

Laura worked in all areas of the library and dedicated over 40 years of her life to supporting our communities through library services, including serving on the Library Board in her retirement.  Laura was President of the Friends of the Library for several years and helped to increase access to technology in the library.


The amount of this scholarship is $500 to a person who is taking higher education courses through attendance at a two/four year college, online courses or correspondence courses.

Requirements / How to Apply

  1. Any person who can show enrollment in a higher education course at a two- or four-year college, online, or correspondence courses.
  2. Must be a United States citizen and a resident of Elko, Eureka, or White Pine Counties.
  3. Applicant must submit a typed essay (no less than 500 words) on the use and importance of access to technology in public libraries.
  4. Essays must be received no later than Friday, May 12, 2023. The successful applicant will be notified after May 22, 2023.

Please attach your essay and enrollment documentation to the scholarship application sheet (PDF) and submit the packet to:
Elko Mybrary
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
720 Court Street
Elko, NV 89801