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  • AALL Educational Scholarships
    Varies
    April 1
    Sponsor: American Association of Law Libraries

    Eligibility: There are six levels of awards: 1. Library Degree for Law School Graduates, awarded to a law school graduate with law library experience pursuing a degree at an accredited library school. 2. Library School Graduates Attending Law School, awarded to a library school graduate pursuing a degree at an accredited law school who has law library experience and no more than 36 semester credit hours left before obtaining the law degree. 3. Library Degree for Non-Law School Graduates, awarded to a college graduate with law library experience who is seeking a degree involving law librarianship courses at an accredited library school. 4. Library School Graduates Seeking A Non-Law Degree, awarded to library school graduates who are seeking degrees in fields other than law. 5. Law Librarians in Continuing Education Courses, awarded to law librarians with a degree from an accredited library or law school who are continuing their education. 6. Dual JD/MLIS Degree, awarded to college graduates working toward a dual degree in an accredited law school and library school. Preference is given to AALL members, but a non-member can apply. All applicants must intend to have careers as law librarians. There must be financial need for awards 1-4.

    How to apply: Applications are available online, by mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, by fax, by phone or by email.

    105 W. Adams
    Suite 3300
    Chicago, IL 60603

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  • Begun Scholarship
    $3,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: California Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California graduate students attending an American Library Association accredited school and have completed core coursework toward a master's of library and science or information studies degree. Recipients must also plan to become a children's or young adult librarian in a California public library and to join the California Library Association if not already a member.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    248 E. Foothill Boulevard
    Suite 101
    Monrovia, CA 91016

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  • Blanche E. Woolls Scholarship
    $2,250
    March 15
    Sponsor: Beta Phi Mu

    Eligibility: Students must have been accepted into an ALA-accredited graduate program. Applicants must have completed no more than 12 credits by the application deadline.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Beta Phi Mu Headquarters
    P.O. Box 42139
    Philadelphia, PA 19101

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  • Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship
    $7,500
    March 1
    Sponsor: Association for Library Service to Children

    Eligibility: Applicants must intend to pursue an MLS or advanced degree, plan to work in children's librarianship and be U.S. or Canadian citizens. Selection is based on academic excellence, leadership and a desire to work with children in any type of library.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    50 E. Huron Street
    Chicago, IL 60611

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  • California School Library Association Southern Region Teacher Librarian Scholarship
    $1,000
    June 30
    Sponsor: California School Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a school library media credential program or master's degree program. Candidates must be residents of the California School Library Association Southern Section region and must provide two letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6444 E. Spring Street #247
    Long Beach, CA 90815-1553

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  • CLA Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland
    $2,500
    Varies
    Sponsor: California Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents, be American Indian, African American, Mexican American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Filipino and be accepted into or enrolled in an American Library Association accredited state library school. The award is based on financial need, and an interview is required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    248 E. Foothill Boulevard
    Suite 101
    Monrovia, CA 91016

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  • Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship
    $7,500
    March 1
    Sponsor: Association for Library Service to Children

    Eligibility: Applicants must intend to pursue an MLS degree, plan to work in children's librarianship and be U.S. or Canadian citizens. Selection is based on academic excellence, leadership and desire to work with children in any type of library.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    50 E. Huron Street
    Chicago, IL 60611

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  • George A. Strait Minority Scholarship
    Varies
    May 15
    Sponsor: American Association of Law Libraries

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a member of a minority group as defined by U.S. government rules, degree candidates in an accredited library or law school and intend to pursue a career as law librarians. Law library experience is preferred. Applicants must also have financial need and have at least one quarter or semester left after the scholarship is given.

    How to apply: Applications are available online, by mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, by fax, by phone or by email.

    105 W. Adams
    Suite 3300
    Chicago, IL 60603

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  • Leadership for Diversity Scholarship
    $1,500
    October 1
    Sponsor: California School Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of a traditionally underrepresented group attending or planning to attend an accredited library media teacher credential program and plan to work in California for three years after completing the program. Applicants must provide a 250-word statement about their qualifications, career goals, financial situation and commitment to supporting multicultural students and two letters of reference.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6444 E. Spring Street #247
    Long Beach, CA 90815-1553

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  • LexisNexis / John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Endowment
    Varies
    April 1
    Sponsor: American Association of Law Libraries

    Eligibility: Applicants who apply for any of the AALL Educational Scholarships become automatically eligible to receive this award. No separate application is necessary. Applicants must intend to have careers as law librarians. Preference is given to AALL members, but a non-member may apply.

    How to apply: Applications are available online, by mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, by fax, by phone or by email.

    105 W. Adams
    Suite 3300
    Chicago, IL 60603

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  • MLA/NLM Spectrum Scholarship
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: Medical Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students attending accredited library schools who are studying fields relevant to library science and who plan to enter the health sciences information field.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    65 East Wacker Place
    Suite 1900
    Chicago, IL 60601-7246

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  • Paraprofessional Scholarship
    Up to $500
    December 1
    Sponsor: California School Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be classified library media workers currently enrolled in a two-year paraprofessional program to become a certified library technician. Students must be Southern California residents planning to work in California as library media technicians after completing the program and be members of the California School Library Association. Three letters of recommendation are required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6444 E. Spring Street #247
    Long Beach, CA 90815-1553

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  • Sandy Ulm Scholarship
    Varies
    June 30
    Sponsor: Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a certificate or master's program in the fields of educational media, library science or related field and be currently taking a course related to their program. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to receive the award and continue to receive it. Applicants must live in Florida, be or intend to become school library media specialists, be members in good standing with FAME and sign a statement that they will be serving as a school library media specialist in Florida within one year after obtain certification or degree. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    PO Box 941169
    Maitland, FL 32794-1169

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