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New Scholarship Forthcoming!
BCALA-CT Dr. Spencer G. Shaw Scholarship

Dr. Spencer G. Shaw. Dr. Shaw is a retired public librarian, educator and world renowned expert on storytelling and library services to children. He was also the first African American Librarian to be hired at the Hartford Public Library in 1941(more about Dr. Shaw). The scholarship will be available to a Connecticut resident and African-American student accepted in an MLS degree program from an ALA accredited Master’s Program in Library and Information Studies.


Connecticut Library Association: Awards, Scholarship & Grants

Applications and filing instructions are available on the CLA Awards, Scholarships & Grants website.

Grants for Individuals: Library and Information Science
LISNews.com points to a nice collection of grants for individuals in the area of library and information science, put together by the Michigan State University Libraries.

Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies

Compiled by the HRDR office of ALA, this is an
annual directory of awards from state library agencies, national and state library associations, local libraries, academic institutions, and foundations who give some form of financial assistance for undergraduate and/or graduate education programs in library and information studies.

Spectrum Initiative 
The Spectrum Initiative's major drive is to recruit applicants and award scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students for graduate programs in library and information science.  The ALA Spectrum Scholarship provides $5,000 scholarships to a number of eligible recipients each year. 

ALA Student Resources for Prospective Graduate Students in 
Library and Information Studies
This page is designed to put a face on one of the most diverse, fast-paced and versatile career options for the new millennium.

ACRL/New England Chapter Scholarships and Awards
Applicants must be members of the Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC).

BCALA Awards & Scholarships
BCALA Awards are presented on a annual basis and are administered by the BCALA Awards Committee.

Become a Librarian - ALA Bookmarks

102 Scholarships for Minorities (.pdf document)
list of web links to for pre-college/college students

Latino Scholarships: "CHCI Sholarship:" from the the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, it is the only publication available in the United States that includes a comprehensive list of scholarships, internships, and fellowships targeting Latino students. It is a great resource for Latino high school, college, and graduate students searching for ways to finance their higher education and/or looking for leadership development opportunities to enhance their educational experience.

REFORMA SCHOLARSHIP: Current and future library school students can obtain the application for this year's scholarship.

Diversity Recruitment: Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Diversity Programs