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.

Ruth Finegold Scholarship

College/Department: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) In MLIS program, 1st year students, must maintain 3.0 or GPA, N. CA resident, and plan to serve in a public library system.

Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships

Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships are designed for graduate students who have completed all course work for the doctoral degree and are conducting research on their dissertation. We invite applications from Ph.D. candidates whose research on important historical questions would benefit from use of Hagley's research collections. Applications should demonstrate superior intellectual quality, present a persuasive methodology for the project, and show that there are significant research materials at Hagley pertinent to the dissertation. Use of Hagley's collections may take place prior to application for the dissertation fellowship. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Hagley staff prior to submitting their dossier. This is a residential fellowship with a term of four months. The fellowship provides $6,500, free housing on Hagley's grounds, use of a computer, mail and internet access, and an office. (Recipients who use this housing are strongly encouraged to have a car available for transportation during their residency.) Dissertation fellows are expected to have no other obligations during the term of the fellowship, to maintain continuous residence at Hagley for its duration, and to participate in events organized by Hagley's Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society. At the end of residency the recipient will make a presentation at Hagley based on research conducted during the fellowship. A research report is due a month after the end of residency at Hagley. Hagley will also receive a copy of the dissertation, as well as any publications aided by the fellowship. All applications must be submitted (in PDF or WORD format) as email attachments sent to Carol Lockman,, Please include following materials as separate documents: Project abstract (maximum length: 150 words). Curriculum Vitae Dissertation proposal of any length or a project description of approximately 1,500 words indicating the scope of your research and the existing scholarship with which you engage. Summary of the Hagley research materials that you will use in your dissertation and how they are pertinent to your project (maximum length: 500 words). Contact information for two recognized scholars who have agreed to write letters in support of your application. Optional – you may include a writing sample if you feel it will help the committee to evaluate your dissertation research.

Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship

The Lindberg Research Fellowship Endowment, established in 2003, will provide a $10,000 grant, awarded annually by MLA through a competitive grant process. The purpose of this fellowship is to fund research aimed at expanding the research knowledgebase, linking the information services provided by librarians to improved health care and advances in biomedical research.

LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

The LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship, begun in 1999, is awarded jointly on an annual basis currently in the amount of $3,000, by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, and Baker & Taylor. The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and information technology field, who plan to follow a career in that field, and who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and a vision in pursuit of library and information technology. This scholarship is for study in an ALA Accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) program.Candidates should illustrate their qualifications for this scholarship with a statement indicating the nature of their library experience, letters of reference, and a personal statement of the applicant's view of what he or she can bring to the profession, emphasizing experiences that indicate a potential for leadership and commitment to library technology. Candidates must not have earned more than 12 hours towards a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA Accredited MLS program. Economic need is considered when all other criteria are equal.The winner is announced and introduced, if present, at the LITA President's Program during the Annual Conference of the American Library Association.

LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

Criteria: 1. Must demonstrate potential in and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries. 2. Must be a minority. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

Plenum Scholarship

Applicants must be members of the Special Libraries Assocation and have worked in a special library. Preference shall be given to those who display an aptitude for and interest in special library work, who show promise of accomplishment, and who are judged capable of making specific contributions to the library profession. Applicants must be doctoral candidates who have dissertation topic approval and are enrolled in a course of study by the time the award is given.

Other Majors Scholarships

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

Library School Graduates Attending Law School

Awarded to a library school graduate working toward a degree in an accredited law school, who has meaningful law library experience and has no more than 36 semester (54 quarter) credit hours remaining before qualifying for the law degree. Preference given to members of AALL, but scholarships are not restricted to members. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.

Sarah Rebecca Reed Scholarship

Note: All required documents must be submitted electronically.Beta Phi Mu awards this scholarship to a student beginning library or information studies at an ALA accredited school. Requirements for this scholarship include: 1. Applicant must have been admitted to a graduate program in Library and Information Studies accredited by the American Library Association and have not completed more than 12 hours by the Fall semester following the March 15th deadline. 2. A completed application form. 3. One typed page autobiography. Applicants are judged upon several factors but the autobiographical piece is of prime importance. 4. Up to date transcripts from all institutions of higher learning. 5. Five letters of recommendation from academic instructors, employers, and/or supervisors of paid or volunteer work experience.

Hagley/Winterthur Flwps in Arts & Industries

These fellowships are intended to support serious scholarly work. They enable individuals to pursue advanced study and research in the collections of both Hagley and Winterthur. They are available to both degree candidates and senior scholars, as well as applicants without advanced degrees. Applications are welcome from scholars and writers working independently as well as college and university teachers, librarians, archivists, museum curators, and scholars from fields other than the humanities. Fellowship recipients are required to spend their time in residence at Hagley and Winterthur, or at least to travel there on a regular and consistent basis. Low-cost rental accommodations may be available at both institutions. As much as possible, recipients should be prepared to devote their full time to the fellowship for the duration of their appointment. The fellowship program is also valuable for the collegial association it provides. As centers for advanced study in the humanities, Hagley and Winterthur are focal points for a community of scholars. Fellows are expected to participate in seminars which meet at both institutions, as well as attend noontime colloquia, lectures, concerts, exhibits, and other public programs offered during their tenure. Stipends are for a minimum of one month and a maximum of six months at no more than $1,200 per month.

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