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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.

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.

Ann Gibson Scholarship

Calling all future youth services librarians! It is time to apply for the Ann Gibson Scholarship. This scholarship is a $1,000 award given annually by the Youth Services Section to honor the memory of Ann Gibson, a storyteller, librarian, and teacher who touched the lives of many. If you are currently enrolled in an MLS program, have completed at least 18 credit hours, and are directing your studies toward youth services in a public or school library, don't delay! There is money available to assist you!

George A. Strait Minority Stipend

$1,500 to $3,500 awarded to college graduates with law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines and are degree candidates in accredited library or law schools. Preference will be given to individuals with previous service to, or interest in, law libarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need.

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.

TLA Summer School Scholarship

The TLA Summer School Scholarship of $500 is available for a graduate student who is pursuing a M.L.S. degree during summer sessions only at a Texas ALA-accredited library education program. The applicant must be a Texas resident who attained at least a B average during the last two years of a baccalaureate degree program.

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.

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.

Academic Scholarship

Who May Apply: * Anyone pursuing graduate-level coursework in school librarianship for initial library certification, for a degree program, or for professional growth. * Funds from the scholarship may be applied to expenses associated with a full semester (either summer or long sessions) of college credit, including, but not limited to, tuition, housing, or travel to course site. Applications will be evaluated by the following criteria: 1. Demonstrates commitment to school librarianship. 2. Demonstrates good written communication skills. 3. Financial situation of applicant will be considered. 4. Applicant's chance of continued involvement with TLA and TASL.

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, clockman@Hagley.org, 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.

Christopher Hoy/ERT 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.

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