BCALA-CT Dr. Spencer G. Shaw Scholarship
Dr. Spencer G. 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.
2021 Dr. Shaw G. Scholarship - Deadline Past
Applications and filing instructions are available on the CLA Awards, Scholarships & Grants website.
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.
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.
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Applicants must be members of the Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC).
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