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.

Continuing Education Awards

MLA members may submit applications for these awards of $100 to $500 to develop their knowledge of the theoretical, administrative, or technical aspects of librarianship. More than one continuing education (CE) award may be offered in a year and may be used either for MLA courses or for other CE activities.

Association of Jewish Libraries Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student attending or planning to attend a graduate school of library and information science. Prospective candidates should have an interest in, and demonstrate a potential for, pursuing a career in Judaica librarianship. Eligible students must be accepted in an ALA accredited library school for the upcoming academic year.

General Graduate Library Studies Scholarship

Purpose The stated purpose is to provide financial assistance to worthy students pursuing graduate studies leading to a Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies and to encourage graduates to return to Alaska to work in professional library positions. Scholarships may be awarded for both on-campus and/or distance education programs. Preference will be given to an individual meeting the federal definition of Alaska Native ethnicity. Eligibility An applicant must be an Alaskan resident who: is eligible for acceptance, is currently enrolled, or will be a student in a graduate school library media specialist certificate program during the academic year, semester, or academic quarter for which the scholarship is received. makes a commitment to work in an Alaska library for a minimum of one year after graduation as a paid employee or a volunteer, or for two semesters for one semester’s financial assistance. A scholarship recipient who fails to fulfill this commitment will be expected to repay the money received. Candidates awarded the scholarship must supply proof of admission to an accredited program before the scholarship is disbursed. Criteria for Selection An individual will be selected by a Scholarship Committee of AkLA based on the following criteria: Financial need Demonstrated scholastic ability and writing skills Applicant’s response to an essay question regarding his/her professional goals and objectives in pursuing a library career Strength of references. Three Applicant Reference Evaluation Forms are required, at least one of which must be from a librarian. References may include additional comments or letters.

Van Dusen/Brady Scholarship

The Van Dusen Scholarship of $1,000 is available to a Texas resident who is pursuing graduate studies leading to a career as an elementary school or children's librarian. The applicant must be a Texas resident who has attained at least a B average during the last two years of a baccalaureate degree program and has been accepted as a graduate student at a Texas ALA-accredited library education program. This scholarship is awarded in alternate years.

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.

Marshall Cavendish Scholarship

Eligibility: * U.S. or Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. * Attend ALA accredited Master's Program. * No more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded. * Personal Statement.

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.

Ada Leigh Soles Memorial Professional Librarian and Archivist Incentive Program

Eligibility requirements: Legal residents of Delaware U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens Full- or part-time students in an ALA-accredited master's degree program of library or information science. Academic record, community service, and financial need are considered. Preference is given to current employees of a public library, county department library, public school library, or a state agency library or archive in Delaware. Award: Loan not to exceed cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and other direct educational expenses Renewable for three additional years Loan forgiveness provisions at a rate of two years of qualifying employment for one year of loan

American Association of Law Libraries Type III Scholarship

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

Harold Lancour Scholarship

Note: All required documents must be submitted electronically.This scholarship is awarded to Librarians or Library & Information Studies students to survey foreign libraries or programs, attend a foreign library school, and/or to conduct research in a foreign country. No application form is required. Requirements for this scholarship include: 1. Current vita. 2. One or two page typed description of the planned foreign study with some indication of plans to use the information gained. Include any previous experience in foreign travel or study as well as any languages you can read or write.E-mail all required documents to will be awarded on: 1. Plan of study or research 2. Usefulness of the study or research to the applicant and to the profession.It is anticipated that recipients of this scholarship will submit a paper pertaining to their study to Beta Phi Mu within one year of completion of the study.

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