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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.

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.

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.

The Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship

Provides financial assistance in the form of four $7,000 awards to students who intend to pursue an MLS or advanced degree and plan to work in the area of library service to children in any type of library. The scholarship is made possible through the generous contributions of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc.

REFORMA Scholarship Program

Any current or newly entering graduate library school student [M.L.S. or Ph.D.] may apply for its scholarships. Must provide proof of enrollment to an accredited library school. Full-time status is not a requirement.Since 1971, REFORMA has supported the active recruitment of bilingual and bicultural librarians to meet the information needs of the Spanish-speaking community. The REFORMA Scholarship provides financial assistance to encourage and enable Spanish speakers to pursue or advance a career in library and information science.REFORMA has established a scholarship to be awarded annually for the academic year, commencing in the Fall. The award is announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference and is granted for graduate study in the field of Library and Information Science.Amount$1,500 maximum. Number of scholarships and amount varies from year to year.EligibilityOpen to citizens and permanent residents of the United States who are Spanish-speakers. The scholarships are not restricted by age, sex, creed, national origin, or minority group/association membership.QualificationsApplicants must show evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship and the potential for high academic standing. Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish- speaking community. The recipients must display character and leadership, which are essential for success both as a student and as a professional.

Mary Adeline Connor Professional Development Schp

Applicants must be members of the Special Libraries Association who have the M.L.S. degree and have worked in special libraries at least five years. Preference shall be given to those who display an aptitude for special library work, who show promise of accomplishment, and who are judged capable of making specific contributions to the library profession. Applicants must be accepted into a certificate or degree program offered by an accredited college or university, or by a professional association or society. Preference will be given to study program proposals to be completed within two years from the date of the award. Applicants must submit evidence of financial need.

American Association of Law Libraries Type IV 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 degree in an area other than law that will advance the career as a law librarian. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.aallnet.org/services/sch_edu.asp for more information and an application form.

Library Degree for Law School Graduates

Awarded to a law school graduate working towards a degree in an accredited library school. Preference is given to AALL members, but scholarships are not restricted to members. Preference in selection is given to persons with meaningful law library experience. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.

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 http://www.aallnet.org/services/sch_edu.asp for more information and an application form.

Terence Crowley Fund

College/Department: School of Library & Information Science Applicant must be a graduate student with at least one semester in Library & Information Science. Student may be full or part-time. Must specify an interest in reference work.

The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship

The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship (named in honor of Rick Chace) was established in 2002. 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.

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