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.
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.
Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,
Type: Needs Based
Num Awards: 3
Min Award: 2500
Max Award: Varies
California Library Association
2471 Flores St.
San Mateo, CA 94403
Contact Person: Scholarship Committee Natalie Cole Associate Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org 650-376-0886 option #4