Scholarship Money Now Available for Future Librarians

Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 10:00
ALA has more than $300,000 for students who are studying library science or school library media at the master's degree level.

Looking for money to help you go to school? ALA has more than $300,000 for students studying library science or school library media at the master’s degree level. Scholarships typically range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year. The application deadline is March 8, 2011, so take time now to complete the application available at ALA Scholarships.

The types of scholarships available for the study of librarianship include those for students interested in Children’s Librarianship, Youth Librarianship, Federal Librarianship, new media and Library Automation. Scholarships are also available for minorities, persons with disabilities, and for people already employed in libraries but who do not have an MLS.

To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must attend a master’s program in library and information science that has been accredited by the ALA. Applicants interested in school librarianship must attend a program that meets ALA curriculum guidelines for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Complete guidelines and instructions are available on the website.

The scholarship process is open annually from October through March. For more information, visit call the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4279.

See also The 2011 Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies Directory.