Library Sciences Scholarships

Here are some of the Library Sciences scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Stephen Botein Fellowships

AAS Short-Term Fellowships provide support for one-to three months' residence in the Society 's library at stipends of $1,850 per month. Taken as a whole, AAS Short-Term Fellowships are open to individuals, including foreign nationals and persons at work on doctoral dissertations who are engaged in scholarly research and writing in any field of American history and culture through 1876. These fellowships are for research in the history of the book in American culture. Funding is derived from an endowment established by the family and friends of the late Mr. Botein. Doctoral candidates may apply. Criteria: Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.

A. R. Zipf Fellowship

Information for ApplicantsThe Council on Library and Information Resources has established a fellowship to honor A. R. Zipf, a pioneer in information management systems. He was a guiding force in many of the dramatic technological changes that occurred in the banking industry over the course of his forty-year career with the Bank of America. The fellowship is awarded annually to a student who is enrolled in graduate school, in the early stages of study, and who shows exceptional promise for leadership and technical achievement in information management.Participant EligibilityApplicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Frank B. Sessa Scholarship

For Continuing Professional Education of a Beta Phi Mu Member.Note: All required documents must be submitted electronically.This scholarship is awarded to librarians to increase their professional skills through additional study or attendance at a formal program or workshop. No application form is required. Requirements for this scholarship include: 1. Current vita. 2. One or two page typed description of your plans for study and their relevance to your present job and your plans for the future.E-mail all required documents to will be awarded on: 1. Plan of study, 2. Usefulness of the planned study to the applicant's present job, and/or 3. Usefulness of the planned study to the applicant's future professional endeavors.Continuing professional education should not be interpreted exclusively as attendance at a formal program or workshop, but can be activities which will increase the professional skills of the recipient. The Scholarship gives very low priority to those applicants who are pursuing a formal degree program.

American Association of Law Libraries Type I Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a career as a law librarian. 2. Must be a law school graduate. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship

The Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship is given to a library school student who has an interest in working in a Federal library. The student will receive a scholarship award of $1,500. Students who are currently enrolled in any ALA-accredited library school, who do not already have an ALA accredited degree, and who have expressed an interest in some aspect of Federal librarianship are eligible. Applicants must be full or part-time students at the time of application. Students nominate themselves for this award and a letter of reference from a Federal librarian, a library school professor, etc. may be emailed to the Awards Committee in support of an application. Applicants for Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarships must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident; must attend an ALA accredited master's program; must not have completed more than 12 semester hours or one-third of the required semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of the year awarded; and must submit a complete application. Factors considered in making these awards include: academic excellence; leadership; and evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship. Achievement in these areas may best be demonstrated by statements indicating the nature of library and other experience, by professional references, and by the personal statement included in the online application.

SLMSSENY Scholarship Award

SLMSSENY is seeking applications from individuals who are:l. Students currently enrolled in a program leading to certification as a School Library Media Specialist-OR-2.New York State certified school library media specialists looking to further their professional growth and development through continuing education within the field of library studies/technology.ELIGIBILITY1. An applicant working towards an MLS degree must be a student member of SLMSSENY.2. An applicant continuing education within the field of library studies must be a regular member of SLMSSENY and a certified school library media specialist currently employed in the SLMSSENY seven county area.

MLA Scholarship for Minority Students

A scholarship for up to $5,000 will be granted to a minority student who is entering a Masters program at an ALA-accredited library school or has yet to finish at least one half of the program's requirements in the year following the granting of the scholarship. African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Islander American individuals who wish to study health sciences librarianship are eligible. The second winner is awarded the MLA Annual Meeting Scholarship for Minority Students for $1,000 and is sponsored by the National Program Committee to help support a minority student who aspires to become a medical librarian to attend the annual meeting.

CFI Sid Solow Scholarship

The CFI Sid Solow Scholarship is supported by The Thomson Foundation for Film and Television Heritage. It was created in 1999 and named in honor of the founder of CFI. To be eligible for the award, a student: * must be enrolled FULL TIME in a graduate-level or other advanced program in moving image studies or production, library or information services, archival administration, museum studies or a related discipline; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year; and * must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her most recent academic program. Students from any country may apply. Important factors in the selection of the scholarship recipients include: a students commitment to pursuing a career in moving image archiving; the quality of a students academic record; and the strength of a students program of study as it applies to moving image archiving.

Other Majors Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Other Majors Application

Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award

Purpose and Criteria for Selection: Established in 1993, this award recognizes and acknowledges minority undergraduate and graduate students, such as those of African, Asian, Latino or Native American descent, who, through scholastic and personal achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of the Society of American Archivists. This award supports the Society of American Archivists/Archivists and Archives of Color Roundtable objectives of: 1. identifying minority students enrolled in postsecondary educational institutions; 2. encouraging minority students to consider careers in the archival profession; and 3. promoting increased minority participation in SAA by exposing minority students to the experience of attending national meetings and encouraging them to join and remain members of the organization.Eligibility: Awarded to minority students, with preference given to full-time students possessing a minimum scholastic grade point average of 3.5 while enrolled in a graduate program focusing on archival management during the academic year preceding the date on which the award is given.

Law Librarians in Continuing Education Courses

Awarded to law librarians with a degree from an accredited library or law school who are registrants in continuing education courses related to law librarianship.

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