Scholarships in Library Science/librarianship

Tony Leisner Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen who is currently working in a library and has at least one year of library experience. Selection is based upon academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to a career in librarianship.

LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, an African-American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, or Pacific Islander, and must demonstrate commitment to a career in library automation.

Sarah Rebecca Reed Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be accepted in an American Library Association-accredited program for the fall semester and have earned no more than 12 semester hours.

Harold Lancour Scholarship for Foreign Study

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must demonstrate relevance of proposed foreign study to employer or school or field.

REFORMA Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a Spanish-speaking U.S. citizen or permanent resident who displays character and leadership, has the potential for high academic standing, is committed to a career in librarianship, and demonstrates an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish-speaking community.

AASL School Librarian's Workshop Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have received a bachelor's degree with academic excellence, and be accepted to a full-time ALA-accredited library program or an NCATE-accredited unit. Applicant must have demonstrated interest in working with children or young adults in a public or private school and show leadership potential.

Frank B. Sessa Scholarship for Continuing Education

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a Beta Phi Mu member.

Louisiana Library Association Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must have been born in Louisiana, have been a Louisiana resident for at least two years, or have a parent who has been a Louisiana resident for at least five years. Applicant must have a minimum 3.2 undergraduate GPA, minimum combined GRE score of 1050, submit recommendation from a librarian, attend a personal interview, and have unconditional admission to Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science.

Librarian/Archivist Incentive Scholarship Loan

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 30

Applicant must be a Delaware resident.

George A. Strait Minority Stipend

Award: $3,500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a minority college graduate with law library experience who is a degree candidate at an accredited library or law school.

Bound-to-Stay-Bound Scholarship

Award: $6,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and must have been accepted but not yet begun a degree program and must work in children's services for one year after graduation. Selection based upon academic excellence, leadership qualities, and a desire to work with children in any type of library. Applicant must submit a personal statement describing career interests and goals.

David H. Clift Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen enrolled in a master's degree program in library education at an ALA-accredited institution and submit a one-page personal statement describing career interests, goals, and commitment to library and information service. Selection is based upon academic excellence, leadership qualities, and a commitment to a career in librarianship.

Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland

Award: $2,500, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be a minority student pursuing a Master of Library Science degree at an accredited California library school, be a California resident, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, attend an interview, and demonstrate financial need.

Library Degree for Law School Graduates (Type I)

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school who is a degree candidate at an accredited library school. Selection is based upon financial need.

Library Degree for Non-Law School Graduates

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a college graduate with meaningful law library experience who is a degree candidate at an accredited library school. Preference is given to AALL members. Selection is based upon financial need.

Library Degree for those with JD

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a library school graduate who is working toward a law degree at an accredited law school, has no more than 36 semester hours of study remaining before qualifying for the law degree, and who has meaningful law library experience.

Reference Service Press Fellowship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be accepted into an accredited Master of Library Science program, be a California resident attending school in any state or a resident of any state attending school in California, be preparing for a career in reference or information science, and agree to take at least three classes specifically dealing with reference or information science.

Ray C. Janeway Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a resident of Texas and attend an institution in Texas.

Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must have completed course work toward doctoral degree and must submit a resume and reference letters.

NJLA Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 8

Applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted to an ALA-accredited M.Lib.Sci. program. Financial need is required.

Bauer Continuing Education Scholarship

Award: $800, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be employed in a library (both library and support staff) or Wisconsin information agency. Award is for a continuing education course or a conference.

Vida Stanton Award

Award: $1,400, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a Wisconsin resident who has been admitted to the UW-Milwaukee SOIS (School of Information Studies) as a part time or full-time student to pursue a Master's degree in the library media or youth services program.

LITA/GEAC Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be entering an ALA-accredited program with an emphasis on library automation. Selection is based upon academic ability, leadership, prior experience, and demonstrated commitment to a career in automation and information technology. Economic need is considered when all other criteria are equal.

Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must have completed course work toward doctoral degree and must submit approved dissertation topic.

Christopher J. Hoy/ERT Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen enrolled in a master's degree program in library education at an ALA-accredited institution and submit a one-page personal statement describing career interests, goals, and commitment to library and information service. Selection is based upon academic excellence, leadership qualities, and a commitment to a career in librarianship.

Marshall Cavendish Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen enrolled in a master's degree program in library education at an ALA-accredited institution. A one-page personal statement describing career interests, goals, and commitment to library and information service is required. Selection is based upon academic excellence, leadership qualities, and a commitment to a career in librarianship.

LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, be African-American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Hispanic, and demonstrate commitment to a career in the library automation field.

Spectrum Initiative Scholarship

Award: $6,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, be an African American/Canadian, Asian, Pacific Islander, Latino, Hispanic, or Native American/Canadian, and be enrolled or have applied to an ALA recognized or accredited degree program.

Law Librarians in Continuing Education Courses

Award: $500, Deadline: October 1; February 1; April 1

Applicant must have a degree from an accredited library or law school and be registered in continuing education courses related to law librarianship. Award amount varies.

Bernice Pickens Parsons Fund Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a resident of West Virginia; preference will be given to Jackson County residents. Applicant must be planning to major in the fields of library science, nursing, or para-professional training in the legal field. Minimum 2.5 GPA and composite ACT score of 20 required.