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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.

CLA Scholarship for Minority Students

A maximum of three scholarships are awarded each year. Recipients are each awarded $2,500, a one-year student membership to CLA, and a certificate of recognition. They are honored at the CLA Awards Ceremony during the annual conference and encouraged to enroll into CLA's Mentoring Program. The CLA Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland is funded by CLA's Edna Yelland Scholarship Fund. Contributions to the fund are tax-deductible and will enable CLA to continue supporting ethnic minority students and encouraging commitment to the improvement of library services to ethnic minority communities in California. Eligibility Applicants must: be US citizens (or permanent US residents) and permanent California residents; be enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's of library and information science or information studies program and have completed one or more courses; intend to work in a California library upon graduation; be a member of one of the following ethnic minority groups: African American or Black; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; Latino/Hispanic; Pacific Islander; provide a description of your financial need; and be available for interview by the Edna Yelland Scholarship Committee. Individuals will be chosen for oral interview based upon the merits of the written application.

Reference Service Press Fellowship

The Reference Service Press Fellowship encourages college seniors, college graduates, and beginning library school students to prepare for a career in reference/information service librarianship. The Fellowship has been offered annually since 1993. It is provided by Reference Service Press, the only publishing company in the United States specializing solely in the development of print and electronic sources of information on financial aid for specific groups, including women, minorities, the disabled, individuals interested in going abroad, and veterans, military personnel, and their dependents. A maximum of one scholarship is awarded each year. The recipient is awarded $3,000, a one-year student membership to CLA, and a certificate of recognition. He or she is honored at the CLA Awards Ceremony during the annual conference and is encouraged to enroll into CLA's Mentoring Program. Eligibility The Reference Service Press Fellowship is open to (1) college seniors or college graduates who have been accepted in an accredited master's degree program in library/information studies (documentation is required) or (2) graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited master's degree program in library/information students (full or part time) who will have completed no more than eight credits when the award is made. Applicants must be either (1) California residents enrolled in or planning to work on a master's degree at a graduate school of library/information studies accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) OR (2) Residents of any state enrolled in or planning to work on a master's degree at a graduate school of library/information studies in California that is accredited by ALA. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career in reference or information service and must agree, if awarded the fellowship, to then take at least three classes specifically dealing with reference or information service.

SLA Scholarship

Applicants must be college graduates or college seniors with an interest in special librarianship. Extra consideration shall be given to members of the Special Libraries Association and to persons who have worked in and for special libraries, but the scholarships are not restricted to these persons. Preference shall be given to those who display an aptitude for and interest in special library work.

Affirmative Action Scholarship

Applicants must be a member of a minority group, defined by the U.S. Government as: Black (not of Hispanic origin), Hispanic (regardless of race), Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native. Extra consideration shall be given to members of the Special Libraries Association and to persons who have worked in and for special libraries, but the scholarships are not restricted to these persons. Preference shall be given to those who display an aptitude for interest in special library work.

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.

E.J. Josey Scholarship Award

The E. J. Josey Scholarships are two (2) unrestricted grants of $2,000 awarded annually to African American students enrolled in or accepted by ALA accredited programs.Persons Wishing to Apply Must: Be an African American Citizen of the United States or Canada. Be enrolled or accepted by ALA-accredited graduate program leading to a degree in library and information science at the time of application. Essays should be submitted in Word 2003 The winning essays will be announced at the mid winter meeting of BCALASpecial Instructions: Include a cover letter providing the applicant's name, address, phone number, graduate program, and name of school and anticipated date of graduation. Essay submissions must be in plain text, Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect format to be mailed electronically as an attachment. Only essays submitted electronically will be considered. Please include E.J. Josey in the subject line of your electronic submission. The essay must be typed, doubled-spaced.Essays will be judged on the basis of good argument development and critical analysis, clear language, conciseness, and creativity.

Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Schp

Applicants must be members of the Special Libraries Association 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 beginning doctoral candidate enrolled in a course of study by the time the award is given. Because ISI awards medical librarianship scholarships through the Medical Library Association, persons planning careers in medical librarianship cannot be considered. Applicants must submit evidence of financial need.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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