Scholarships Awarded by Other Agencies

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Scholarships Awarded by Other Agencies

Many organizations offer scholarships for LIS education. Below are many that are available on a regular basis. Check with individual chapters of local or regional professional associations to find additional sponsors in your area of interest.

See also the Grants web page for funding to attend professional conferences or to pursue student research.

Deadlines given are approximate and may change from year to year. Check each organization’s website for current information.

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Education Scholarships
Annual. 

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and Thomson West George A. Strait Minority Scholarship
Annual. 

American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Information (CINF) Lucille M. Wert Scholarship
Annual. 

American Indian Library Association (AILA) Virginia Mathews Memorial Scholarship
Annual. 

American Library Association (ALA) Century Scholarship
Annual.

American Library Association (ALA) Black Caucus E. J. Josey Scholarship
Annual. 

American Library Association (ALA) Scholarships
Annual. 

American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship
Annual. 

Association of Jewish Libraries Scholarship
Annual. 

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Scholarship Program
Annual. 

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Kaleidoscope Program
Annual. 

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Scholarship
Annual. 

Beta Phi Mu Scholarships
Annual. 

California Librarians Black Caucus (CLBC) Eunice J. H. Parker Scholarship
Annual. 

California Librarians Black Caucus (CLBC) Louise Jane Moses-Agnes Davis Memorial Scholarship
Annual. 

California Library Association (CLA) Begun Scholarship
Annual. 

California Library Association (CLA) Edna Yelland Scholarship for Minority Students
Annual. 

California School Library Association (CSLA) Leadership for Diversity Scholarship
Annual.

California School Library Association (CSLA) Northern Region Jewel Gardiner Memorial Scholarship
Semiannual. 

California School Library Association (CSLA) Northern Region Paraprofessional Scholarship
Annual. 

California School Library Association (CSLA) Southern Region Teacher Librarian Scholarship
Annual.

California State University (CSU) Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students
Annual.

California State University (CSU) Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship
Annual.

California State University (CSU) William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement
Annual. 

Chinese American Library Association (CALA) Scholarships
Annual. 

Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Paul Evan Peters Fellowship
Biennial. 

Data Science Scholarship Guide
Updated annually.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Annual.

Islamic Scholarship Fund
Annual. 

Medical Library Association Scholarship
Annual. 

Medical Library Association Scholarship for Underrepresented Students
Annual. 

Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona Scholarships for Paraprofessionals and Students in Health Sciences Libraries
Annual. 

Midwest Archives Conference Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students
Annual. 

National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA) Scholarship Program
Annual. 

North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Scholarships
Annual.

Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) Scholarships
Annual. 

Rita Torres / Bibliotecas Para La Gente Scholarship
Annual. 

Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL) Scholarship
Annual. 

SJSU Alumni Association Dean’s Scholarship
Annual.

SJSU Graduate Equity Fellowship
Annual. 

SJSU iSchool Somerton Educational Grants
Annual. 

Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) Scholarship
Annual. 

Virginia Library Association (VLA) Scholarship
Annual.

Washington Library Association (WLA) Maryan E. Reynolds Scholarship
Annual. 

Washington Library Media Association Scholarships
Annual. 

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REFORMA Scholarship Program

Since 1971, REFORMA has supported the active recruitment of bilingual and bicultural librarians to meet the information needs of the Spanish-speaking community. The REFORMA Scholarship provides financial assistance to encourage and enable Latinos and/or Spanish speakers to pursue or advance a career in Library and Information Science. REFORMA offers two scholarships to those interested in library science:

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Rita Torres/Bibliotecas Para La Genta Scholarship

Established in 1975, Bibliotecas Para La Gente (BPLG) advocates for and provides library services to the Spanish speaking and Latino communities of Northern California. BPLG has established a $2000 scholarship for a new or continuing LIS student who has demonstrated an interest in furthering the goals of BPLG in providing library service to the Spanish-speaking and Latino communities.

For more information, visit the Bibliotecas Para La Gente Scholarship webpage.

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SCALL Scholarship

The Southern California Association of Law Libraries’ (SCALL) Scholarship would like to reward current library school students who hold promise of future involvement in the law library profession. The number of awards granted and amount of each award varies depending on current funding of the scholarship committee.

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SCELC Scholarships

Each year the Statewide California Electronic Consortium (SCELC) offers scholarships to library science students on the staff of SCELC Member Libraries.

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SJSU Alumni Association Dean’s Scholarship
College of Health and Human Sciences

Since 1975, the San José State University Alumni Association has awarded scholarships to students who excel in their academic studies and actively participate in the betterment of their communities through volunteer work. These awards are funded through the generous contributions of alumni and friends of SJSU and represent one of the strongest individual scholarship programs offered by any alumni association in the California State University system.

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SJSU Graduate Equity Fellowship

The Graduate Equity Fellowship was created to encourage and assist students in their pursuit and completion of master’s degrees and careers. This fellowship is available only to California resident students admitted and enrolled in a master’s degree program. Credential-only candidates are not eligible.

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William Randolf Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation established an endowed scholarship fund in 1984. In 1999, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation partnered with the CSU Board of Trustees to create the CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. Contributions from CSU Trustees and private donors increase the value and number of available awards. Special named scholarships will be awarded by the selection committee based on criteria such as studying in the STEM or education fields, veteran status, or exemplary community service.

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WLA Maryan E. Reynolds Scholarship

The Washington Library Association (WLA) awards one or more Maryan E. Reynolds Scholarships annually to WLA members who are enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS degree program and have completed at least one semester or quarter. The scholarships are up to $6,000 per recipient. Applicants are evaluated based on demonstrated potential for leadership in the profession and commitment to libraries and library science. Applicants must also be current WLA members who have Washington State residency.