Myers Library Science Scholarship


The Napoleon Public Library Board of Trustees would like to announce the availability of the Rachael Bradley Myers and Dayl S. Myers Scholarship in memory of their son, Joseph Bradley Myers.  In 1988, the Library received $75,346.31 from the Myers estate.  The principal is invested and the interest income may be used annually at the discretion of the Trustees to provide a scholarship or scholarships to aid a person or persons pursuing a fifth year degree or Master’s degree in Library Science.  For 2023, $1,250.00 will be disbursed for one qualified MLIS candidate in accordance with the Library Board’s decision.

Dayl and Rachael Myers grew up in Napoleon and graduated from Napoleon High School in 1914.  Dayl was a telephone engineer for Bell laboratories for thirty-five years.  They lived in Towaco, New Jersey, but returned to Napoleon in 1960 upon Dayl’s retirement.  Their later years were spent in St. Petersburg, Florida.

To apply for the Myers scholarship, applicants must send a resume and letter of intent or essay concerning career goals to Napoleon Public Library, 310 W. Clinton Street, Napoleon, Ohio 43545 by April 7, 2023.  Proof of admission to Library School must be included.

Since the Myers family was native to Henry County, the Library Board feels preference should be given to Henry County residents who apply.  A personal interview with the Library Board on May 9, 2023 may be required.  The scholarship winner will be required to give a detailed account of expenditures and complete the program within three years.

If prospective applicants have any questions, or desire more information please contact Betsy Eggers at