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.

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.

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 Degree for Non-Law School Graduates

Awarded to a college graduate with meaningful law library experience who is a degree candidate in an accredited library school. Preference is given to members of AALL, but scholarships are not restricted to members. Preference is given to applicants working for degrees with emphasis on courses in law librarianship. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.

Alice L. Haltom Educational Fund

Eligibility * Students who are citizens of U.S., Canada, or Mexico and actively pursuing an education for a career in information and records management. * The maximum award for students in an Associate degree program is $1,000. The maximum award for a Bachelors or Advanced Degree is $2,000.Application Guidelines * Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application form provided by the Trust Administration. * Three (3) letters of recommendation are required from employers, instructors, or individuals. * A copy of the most current, official school transcript must be provided.

Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowship

The Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowship at the Hagley Museum and Library is 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 substantial research materials at Hagley pertinent to the dissertation.

ASCLA Century Scholarship

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible: * Acceptance to an ALA-accredited LIS Master’s or doctoral program. * Medical documentation of disability or disabilities, services, or accommodations and/or services the applicant needs to succeed in his/her studies. * U.S. or Canadian citizenship.There are no minimum semester hours requirements for a continuing student. Candidates will be considered for their academic excellence, financial needs, leadership, and professional goals. The winner will receive the scholarship during ASCLA President's Program at ALA’s Annual Conference.

American Association of Law Libraries Type II Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a career as a law librarian. 2. Must be a graduate of an accredited library school. 3. Must be pursuing a law degree with no more than 36 semester (54 quarter) credit hours remaining. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

Garrett Scholarship

The Garrett Scholarship of $1,000 is available to a Texas resident who concentrates his or her studies in children's, young adult or school librarianship. The applicant must be a Texas resident who 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.

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.

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