ALA Century Scholarship

The American Library Association’s Century Scholarship is an annual scholarship of $2,500 that funds services or accommodation for a library school student(s) with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library school. The scholarship will fund services or accommodations that are either not provided by law or otherwise by the university that will enable the student or students to successfully complete the course of study for a Master’s in Library Science and become a library or information studies professional. Formerly administered by ASCLA, the Century Scholarship is currently being administered by the ALA HRDR office.

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies Division (ALA ASCLA), Library Service to Special Populations Section, and the Library Service to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities Forum is pleased to offer the Century Scholarship to recruit people with disabilities into the library profession. The Century Scholarship will enable ALA to fulfill one of its most important missions: to bring diversity into the library profession so that the library profession reflects the diversity of the communities library professionals serve. The annual $2,500 scholarship will fund services or accommodation for a library school student or students with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library school. The scholarship will fund services or accommodations that are either not provided by law or otherwise by the university that will enable the student or students to successfully complete the course of study for a Master's or Doctorate in Library Science and become a library or information studies professional.

Applicants must be United States or Canadian citizens who are enrolled in an ALA-accredited LIS program and who have documented access need and documented financial need.

See the ALA Century Scholarship website for more information.