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Scholarships


Below is information concerning scholarships sponsored by SLIS and donations to the school, as well as scholarships sponsored by professional, cultural and other organizations external to SLIS.


SLIS Scholarships: Call for Applications, 2014-2015


The School of Library and Information Science scholarships available for 2014-15 are listed below. To apply, read the criteria for each scholarship carefully. Choose the scholarships to which you wish to apply and complete the online application for each scholarship. SLIS scholarships are open to full and part-time students with a minimum 3.25 GPA in all collegiate coursework. Students may apply to multiple scholarships.

Applications must be submitted by midnight EST Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.


Alumni & Friends Council Endowed Minority Scholarship


One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the student enrolled in the M.L.I.S. degree program who best demonstrates:
  • Capacity to achieve academic and professional goals
  • Motivation to achieve these goals
  • Initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress
  • Potential for leadership on campus or in the community
Preference is given to ethnic minority students (i.e., African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian American)

Apply here: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6XWje3tG6oNGQBf


H. W. Wilson Scholarship Fund Awards

Three scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to the students enrolled in the M.L.I.S. degree program who best demonstrate:
  • Prior academic performance
  • Prior accomplishments
Apply here: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_03vtkmxESpj5bY9


Health Informatics Leadership Fund

Two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to students enrolled in the IAKM Health Informatics Master’s degree or the M.L.I.S. and IAKM/HI dual degree who best demonstrate:
  • 3 to 5 years of health care or health IT experience
  • Outstanding leadership potential
Apply here: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cuVokv4k8Kp9VrL


J. Allen Oakum Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the student enrolled in the M.L.I.S. degree program who best demonstrates:
  • Interest in school librarianship
  • Prior academic performance and accomplishments
  • Financial need
  • Demonstrated leadership
Apply here: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_etUkQStyfv4e9q5


James E. Cook Scholarship in Young Adult Librarianship

One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the student enrolled in the M.L.I.S. degree program who best demonstrates:
  • A strong desire to specialize in teen librarianship
  • A strong interest in young adult literature
  • A passion for telling others about what he or she has read
Apply here: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cXTKWSNrqToQB2l


Jesse H. Shera Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the student enrolled in the M.L.I.S. degree program who best demonstrates:
  • An excellent academic record
  • Potential for future scholarly research and publication
Apply here: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1zbx5G1VvNs1iVT


Marian Porter Huffman Scholarship

Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to the students enrolled in the M.L.I.S. degree program who best demonstrate:
  • Prior academic performance
  • Financial need
  • The capacity to achieve educational and professional goals
  • The motivation to achieve these goals
  • Initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress
  • Potential for leadership on campus and in the community
Apply here: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_agXBHAaK2byi2e9


Mary T. Kim Endowed Scholarship

Two scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to the student enrolled in the M.L.I.S. degree program who best demonstrates:
  • An interest in becoming a library manager and/or a researcher in library and information science
  • Financial need
Preference will be given to a student enrolled at the Columbus site.

Apply here: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6XnGp44EDopQyVv


Petta and Ron Khouw Scholarship

One scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to the student enrolled in the M.L.I.S. degree program who best demonstrates:
  • An interest in reference librarianship or academic reference services
Preference will be given to an under-represented minority student.

Apply here: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9te3WliSf0r10nH


Priscilla L. Drach Children’s Librarianship Scholarship

One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a student enrolled in the M.L.I.S. degree program who best demonstrates:
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Dedication to children’s librarianship through outstanding academic achievement
Apply here: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dbgoSsEvPzBl1iZ


The Rose Vormelker Scholarship

Two scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to the students enrolled in the M.L.I.S. degree program who best demonstrate:
  • The most promise in the field of special librarianship
Apply here: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1ZkygRiCfXNSexL


The Rowfant Club Annual Scholarship

One scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to the student enrolled in the M.L.I.S. degree program who best demonstrates:
  • An interest in the study of bibliographic arts
  • A love of books and the preservation of the written word
  • An interest in rare books, archives, book arts, binding, history of books, publishing and/or preservation

Applicants must have completed 12 credit hours or fewer.

Apply here: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3rNBc02sHcfYK0t


Vanita Scholars Youth Services Scholarship

Four scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to students enrolled in the M.L.I.S. degree program who best demonstrate:
  • A program of study in children’s, young adult or school librarianship
  • Good academic standing
  • An interest in working with children and/or young adults who face cultural, personal and/or environmental challenges in today’s society
Apply here: http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d5YJLGe8ICy7DqB

 



External-to-SLIS Scholarships

Below is a partial list of scholarships and fellowships sponsored by outside organizations. Please note that all applications and inquiries should be directed to the sponsoring organization, not to the School of Library and Information Science.

General Scholarships
By Specialty or Practice Area
Travel Grants/Stipends

 

General Scholarships

American Library Association
http://ala.org/ala/educationcareers/scholarships/allscholarships/index.cfm

  • Marshall Cavendish
    A general scholarship of $3,000, established from donations from the Marshall Cavendish Corporation, Tarrytown, N.Y., publishers of illustrated reference books for libraries.
  • David H. Clift
    A general scholarship of $3,000, named for a former director of the American Library Association.
  • Christopher Hoy/ERT
    A general scholarship of $5,000, named for a longtime ALA staff member who was director of ALA Conference Services for more than 20 years. This scholarship was established with donations from Christopher J. Hoy and the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) to honor his memory.

Beta Phi Mu
http://www.beta-phi-mu.org

  • Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships 
    Awards up to six fellowships may be awarded of $3,000.
  • Sarah Rebecca Reed Scholarship
    Awards $2,250 for a student beginning library and information studies.
  • Blanche E. Woolls Scholarship
    Awards $2,250 for a student beginning library and information studies with the intention of pursuing a career in school library media service.
  • Frank B. Sessa Scholarship
    Awards $1,500 for continuing professional education of a Beta Phi Mu member.
  • Harold Lancour Scholarship
    Awards $1,750 for foreign study by a librarian or LIS student.

College Scholarships Foundation: Library and Information Science Scholarships
http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/librarian-students.htm

Friends of the Hudson Library Scholarship
Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 for graduate students pursuing a degree in library science. Application is open to Hudson-area residents and non-resident employees of The Hudson Library and Historical Society. Applicants should submit a scholarship application, undergraduate and graduate transcripts and a list of references. Additional information and application forms are available at http://www.hudsonlibrary.org/VolunteerOpportunities/Scholarships.html and at the Hudson Library circulation desk.

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By Specialty or Practice Area

Archives

Society of American Archivists
http://www2.archivists.org/recognition
  • Mosaic Scholarship
    Provides financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
  • F. Gerald Ham Scholarship
    Up to two scholarships of $7,500 each. In 1998, SAA Fellow, past president, and long-time member F. Gerald Ham and his wife, Elsie, established the F. Gerald Ham Scholarship Fund. The purpose of the fund, endowed in 2008, is to provide financial support to graduate students in their second year of archival studies.
  • Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award
    Full complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting, and related expenses for hotel and travel for attending the meeting. 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.
  • Donald Peterson Student Travel Scholarship Award
    Established in 2005 to support supports students and recent graduates from graduate archival programs within North America to attend SAA's Annual Meeting. The goal of the scholarship is to stimulate greater participation in the activities of the Association by students and recent graduates. This participation must include either a presentation of research during the Annual Meeting or active participation in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.
  • Josephine Forman Scholarship
    Established in 2010 by the General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church and named for Josephine Forman, archivist for 18 years of the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and author of We Finish to Begin: A History of Travis Park United Methodist Church, 1846–1991. Provides financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, encourages students to pursue a career as an archivist and promotes the diversification of the American archives profession. The scholarship is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

Louisa Bowen Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students in Archival Administration
One scholarship of $750 (payable to the educational institution) and a one-year membership to MAC. Provides financial assistance to a resident or full-time student of the MAC region pursuing graduate education in archival administration. http://www.midwestarchives.org/bowen


Art

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)
http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html

  • Gerd Muehsam Award
    Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and given annually in recognition of excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. The award was established to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), distinguished scholar, teacher and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students. http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_info.html
  • H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Award
    Award of up to $3,000 to support research activities by ARLIS/NA members in the fields of librarianship, visual resources curatorship and the arts. The award seeks to promote research which benefits the professions of art librarianship and visual resources as well as the broader library profession. Proposals may address the compilation and dissemination of information, translation of original scholarship, analysis of the professions, or the enhancement of access to information. Eligible projects include those which result in original scholarship in the arts (performing, architectural, visual, etc.) or aspects of visual and material culture.
Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarship
Recipients will receive a scholarship to support attendance at the annual Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management, a joint program of the Art Libraries Society of North America and the Visual Resources Association Foundation. This intensive three-and-a-half day workshop features a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s professional and include hands-on and lecture modules from expert instructors. http://sei.vrafoundation.org/index.html


Children, Young Adults, and Teens

American Library Association
http://ala.org/ala/educationcareers/scholarships/specialty/young/index.cfm

  • Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship
    Two annual awards of $6,000 to provide financial assistance for the professional education of men and women who intend to pursue an M.L.S. degree and who plan to work in children's librarianship. This work may be serving children up to and including the age of 14 in any type of library. The scholarship is made possible by ALSC through generous contributions from librarians, professional associates, friends and others in the book world, as tribute to Frederic G. Melcher, a great leader in promoting better books for children.
  • ALSC Bound to Stay Bound Books (BTSB) Scholarship
    Four $7,000 annual awards to provide financial assistance for the education of men and women who intend to pursue an M.L.S. or advanced degree and who plan to work in the area of library service to children. This work may be serving children up to and including the age of 14 in any type library. The scholarship is made possible by the ALSC through the generous contributions of Bound to Stay Bound Books Inc.
  • Mary V. Gaver Scholarship
    A $3,000 scholarship established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor who made many contributions in library youth services. Applicants must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident; must attend an ALA-accredited master's program; must not have completed more than 12 semester hours towards M.L.S./M.L.I.S./M.I.S. prior to June 1 of the year awarded; and must submit a complete application. Factors considered in making these awards include: academic excellence, leadership and evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship. Achievement in these areas may best be demonstrated by statements indicating the nature of library and other experience, by professional references, and by the personal statement included in the online application.

Federal Librarianship

Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship
A $1,500 award given to a library school student who has an interest in working in a federal library. http://ala.org/ala/educationcareers/scholarships/specialty/fedlibrarian/index.cfm


International Librarianship

Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship
Sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), for a student of library and information science to attend the World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). http://www.clir.org/fellowships/rovelstad/rovelstad.html


Law

American Association of Law Libraries
http://www.aallnet.org/services/sch_edu.asp

Library School Scholarships

For applicants with JDs: Awarded to a law school graduate working towards a degree in an accredited library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian. 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.

For applicants without JDs: Awarded to a college graduate with meaningful law library experience who is a degree candidate in an accredited library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian. Preference is given to members of AALL, but scholarships are not restricted to members. Preference is given to applicants working for degrees with emphasis on courses in law librarianship. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.

Law School Scholarships

For applicants with M.L.S./M.L.I.S.: Awarded to a library school graduate working toward a degree in an accredited law school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian, 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.

For applicants seeking a Dual JD/M.L.I.S. Degree: Awarded to a college graduate working toward a dual degree in an accredited law school and library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian. Preference given to members of AALL, but scholarships are not restricted to members. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.

Scholarships for Library School Graduates Seeking a Non-Law Degree
Awarded to library school graduates who are degree candidates in an area, other than law, which will be beneficial to the development of a professional career in law librarianship and who intend to have a career as a law librarian. Scholarship restricted to members of AALL. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.

The American Association of Law Libraries Scholarships

  • The George A. Strait Minority Scholarship provides valuable assistance to members of recognized minority groups intending to pursue a career in law librarianship. - Posted Feb. 2, 2012
  • The LexisNexis John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship is open to any candidate who applies for any of the AALL Educational Scholarships. Posted Feb. 2, 2012
  • The Marcia J. Koslov Scholarship, jointly established by AALL and member Marcia J. Koslov, assists librarians in state, court or county libraries who wish to pursue a continuing education course or a professional development opportunity. Posted Feb. 2, 2012
Educational scholarships to help those working towards various types of degrees and for continuing education courses

For more information about these scholarships and to see a list of past recipients please visit http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/scholarships

For applications visit: http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/scholarships/Scholarship-Applications


Library Automation Technologies

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) http://ala.org/ala/educationcareers/scholarships/specialty/automationtech/index.cfm

LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library and Information Technology
A $3,000 scholarship awarded jointly on an annual basis by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, and Informata.com. The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and information technology field, who plan to follow a career in that field, and who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and a vision in pursuit of library and information technology.

LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship
Awarded annually by Library Systems and Services Inc. and LITA in the amount of $2,500, to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who demonstrate potential in and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries and who are qualified members of a principal minority group.

LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship
Awarded jointly annually by OCLC Inc. and LITA in the amount of $3,000, to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who demonstrate potential in and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries and who are qualified members of a principal minority group.


Information Science and Technologies

Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL) Scholarships

For applicants currently working in an Ohio library in a professional or support position in a technical services area, or for students (residing or studying in Ohio) currently taking coursework in librarianship. The content of the proposed educational activity must relate to technical services topics, which may include cataloging, serials, acquisitions, preservation, processing or management of technical services. Typically funded activities can include costs for workshops, conferences, coursework, professional meetings or research; however, funds may not for training required by an employer. Awards can range from $100 to $500. Total awards are usually between $1,000 and $1,500. http://notsl.org/ 


Library Management

Library and Administration Management Association (LLAMA) Diana V. Braddom FRFDS Scholarship
Offers librarians and/or staff members from all types of libraries an opportunity to learn new fundraising skills enabling them to increase funding to their libraries from public, private and corporate sources. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/llama/awards/index.cfm


Medical

Medical Library Association
http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/

  • MLA Scholarship
    Up to $5,000 for a student who is entering a master's program at an ALA-accredited library school or who has yet to finish at least one half of the program's requirements in the year following the granting of the scholarship.
  • MLA Scholarship for Minority Students
    Up to $5,000 for a minority student who is entering a master's program at an ALA-accredited library school or has yet to finish at least one half of the program's requirements in the year following the granting of the scholarship. African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American or Pacific Islander American individuals who wish to study health sciences librarianship are eligible. The second winner is awarded the MLA Annual Meeting Scholarship for Minority Students for $1,000 and is sponsored by the National Program Committee to help support a minority student who aspires to become a medical librarian to attend the annual meeting.
  • MLA/NLM Spectrum Scholarship
    Supports minority students in their goals to become health sciences information professionals. The Medical Library Association (MLA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) jointly sponsor two scholarships through the American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Initiative Scholarship program. This is funded by the National Library of Medicine under NLM Contract NO1-LM-1-3515 with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American or Pacific Islander individuals attending ALA-accredited library schools are eligible.
  • Thomson Reuters/MLA Doctoral Fellowship
    A fellowship in the amount of $2,000 to foster and encourage superior students to conduct doctoral work in an area of health sciences librarianship or information sciences and to provide support to individuals who have been admitted to candidacy. The award supports research or travel applicable to the candidate's study within a 12-month period. The award is given every other year and may not be used for tuition.


Religious

The Reverend Andrew L. Bouwhuis Memorial Scholarship
Awarded each year for graduate study toward a master's degree in library science. The Reverend Andrew L. Bouwhuis Scholarship is a memorial to a great librarian and loyal member of Catholic Library Association. The association hopes with this scholarship to encourage promising talent to enter the profession, and to foster advanced study in the field. The scholarship consists of a $1,500 award to the person chosen by the Scholarship Committee of the Catholic Library Association. http://www.cathla.org/scholarships-a-grants/the-reverend-andrew-l-bouwhuis-memorial-scholarship

New Media

Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media
Established to honor the memory of a University of California, professor emeritus and university librarian who made many contributions in new media and library services. Applicants must specialize in the field of new media, be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident, attending an ALA-accredited master's program with no more than 12 semester hours towards the M.L.S./M.L.I.S./M.I.S. prior to June 1 of year awarded. http://ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/hrdr/scholarshipprgm/alascholarshipslibrarymedia.cfm


Underrrepresented Groups

Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)
A $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited M.L.S. program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a diverse library workforce. The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient's bursar account for tuition at his or her academic institution. As the scholarship recipient, the student will receive a complimentary registration for ALAO's Annual Conference, and at least one year of mentorship from a selected ALAO Member. http://www.alaoweb.org/committees/diversity/scholarship-guidelines

American Library Association
http://ala.org/ala/educationcareers/scholarships/underrepgroups/index.cfm

  • ALA Spectrum Scholarship
    Annually provides up to 50 students from racial and ethnic underrepresented groups with a $5,000 tuition scholarship and $1,500 in professional development funds as they pursue a master's degree in library and information science.
  • ASCLA Century Scholarship
    One-time award of $2,500 to fund services or accommodations not provided by the university that will enable a student to successfully complete a course of study for a master's or doctorate in library science. Established by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), the Library Service to Special Populations Section (LSSPS) and the Library Service to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities Forum.
  • LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship
    Awarded annually by Library Systems and Services Inc. and LITA in the amount of $2,500 to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who demonstrate potential in and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries and who are qualified members of a principal minority group.
  • LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship
    Awarded jointly annually by OCLC Inc. and LITA in the amount of $3,000 to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who demonstrate potential in and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries and who are qualified members of a principal minority group.

Association of Jewish Libraries Scholarship
A scholarship of $1,000 for a student enrolled or accepted in a graduate school of library and information science. Prospective candidates should have knowledge of and interest in Jewish studies and demonstrate the potential, ability and intention of pursuing a career in Judaica librarianship. www.jewishlibraries.org

Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships
http://www.cala-web.org/node/303

  • The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science
    Annual award of $1,000 annually to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.
  • The C.C. Seetoo Conference Travel Scholarship
    Annual award of $500 to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America to attend the ALA Annual Conference and the CALA Annual Program.
  • The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship
    Awards $500 to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.
  • The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship (USA)
    Annual award of $200 to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.

E. J. Josey Scholarship Award
Two unrestricted grants of $2,000 awarded annually to African American students enrolled in or accepted by ALA accredited programs. Established to memorialize the life and accomplishments of  the founder of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, former President of ALA, library leader, social activist and humanitarian. http://www.bcala.org/awards/joseyapps.htm

Harry E. Jackson LGBT Endowment Fund Scholarship
Available through the generosity of Akron businessman Harry Jackson, who has established a fund to serve the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students on the Kent State University campus. His current emphasis is that of providing scholarships to LGBT students.The requirements for the scholarship are: 2.00 minimum GPA; must have financial need; LGBT student; and FAFSA on file. The scholarships are open to any major and to either undergraduate or graduate students. Interested students must complete an application and submit it to the Center for Student Involvement, 226 Kent Student Center. Applications are available at the Center for Student Involvement front desk. If you have questions about this scholarship, please contact  the Center for Student Involvement at 330-672-2480.

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Travel Grants/Stipends

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html

  • Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance
    An award of $750, given annually in honor of the founding of ARLIS/NA and its first president, to encourage students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.
  • Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance
    An award of $750, for students from a traditionally under-represented group who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in library studies and/or information studies or have recently graduated (within 12 months of graduation). To encourage multicultural students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.

Association for Library and Information Science Education
http://www.alise.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=82127

  • ALISE/University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award
    One annual award of $750 (plus a certificate) to support costs associated with travel to and participation in the ALISE annual conference. In years when there is no qualified and/or worthy applicant, the award will not be given. This award is open to students currently enrolled (i.e., at the time of the ALISE conference) in an LIS graduate program (including both doctoral and master's studies) with a concentration in youth services, broadly defined to include materials and library/information services for children and young adults (birth to 17 years) in both everyday life and school settings. Applicants must be members of the Youth Services SIG and must be actively participating in the ALISE conference (e.g., presenting a poster or a paper, being a member of a panel, interviewing for a faculty position). An individual may only receive this award once. http://www.alise.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=70366
  • Doctoral Students to ALISE Grant
    Supports the attendance of one or more promising LIS doctoral students at the ALISE Annual Conference. One or two grants will be given. Each winner will receive a stipend of $500 (U.S.) that may defray lodging and meal expenses during the conference; complimentary registration at the conference; complimentary one year membership in ALISE; a certificate at the ALISE awards ceremony. http://www.alise.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=55536

Catholic Library Association: Sister Sally Daly Memorial Grant
Established in 2007 in honor of Sister Sally Daly. Grant of up to $1,500 provided by Junior Library Guild for attendance by a new Catholic Library Association member at CLA's annual convention.  http://www.cathla.org/scholarships-a-grants/the-sister-sally-daly-memorial-grant

Public Library Association: DEMCO New Leaders Travel Grant
Designed to enhance the professional development and improve the expertise of public librarians new to the field by making possible their attendance at major professional development activities. Plaques and travel grants of up to $1,500 per applicant are presented annually at the ALA Annual Conference. This grant is sponsored by DEMCO Inc. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/awards/demconewleadersgrant/index.cfm

Medical Library Association

  • Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship
    A fellowship for health sciences librarians from countries outside the United States and Canada. The award provides for attendance at the MLA Annual Meeting and observation and supervised work in one or more medical libraries in the United States and Canada. http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/
  • David A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship
    Annual $2,000 fellowship to cover the expenses involved in traveling to three or more medical libraries in the United States or Canada, for the purpose of studying a specific aspect of health information management. http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/

  • EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant
    Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services to enable MLA members to attend the association's annual meeting. Each year awards of up to $1,000 for travel and conference-related expenses will be given to four librarians who would otherwise be unable to attend the meeting. Applicants must be currently employed as health sciences librarians and have between two and five years' experience in a health sciences library.

Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA): YBP Student Writing and Development Award
Given to honor the best article on a topic in the area of library administration and management written by a student enrolled in a library and information studies graduate program. The purpose of this award is to enhance the professional development of students of library and information studies through publication of the winning article in Library Administration & Management, the LLAMA magazine, and enabling the award recipient to attend the ALA Annual Conference. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/llama/awards/index.cfm

Music Library Association: Kevin Freeman Travel Grant
An annual grant to support travel and hotel expenses to attend the Music Library Association annual meeting. Recipients must be either a student, recent graduate or a colleague who is new to the profession. http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/awards.aspx?id=42

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  • Baker and Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants
    An annual grant funded by the Baker and Taylor Company. Two grants of $1,000 each are awarded to librarians who work directly with young adults in a public or school library to enable them to attend the Annual Conference for the first time. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/awardsandgrants/bakertayloryalsa.cfm
  • Young Adult Literature Symposium Stipends
    Two stipends of up to $1,000 in funds for travel and registration to the biennial Young Adult Literature Symposium hosted by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). One stipend is awarded to a library worker who works directly with young adults, with one to 10 years' experience, and the other is awarded to a student enrolled in an ALA-accredited M.L.S. program at the time of the symposium. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/awardsandgrants/yalsaawardsgrants.cfm

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