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 webpage 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, Chicago Chapter Charlemae Hill Rollins 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) Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce
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 Library Association (CLA) Reference Service Press Fellowship
Annual. 

California School Library Association (CSLA) Above and Beyond Scholarship
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 School Library Association (CSLA) Southern Region Paraprofessional 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 Minority 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. 

National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA), Los Angeles Chapter Scholarships
Annual. 

National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA) Orange County Chapter Scholarships
Annual. 

National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA) San Diego Chapter (L.I.B.R.O.S.) Scholarships
Annual. 

North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Scholarships
Annual.

Orange County Library Association Scholarship
Even Years. 

Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) Scholarships
Annual. 

Rita Torres / Bibliotecas Para La Gente Scholarship
Annual. 

Roger K. Summit Scholarship
Annual. 

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

SJSU Alumni Association Dean’s Scholarship
Annual.

SJSU College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA) Dean’s iSchool Graduate Scholarship
Annual. 

SJSU Graduate Equity Fellowship
Annual. 

SJSU iSchool Somerton Educational Grants
Annual. 

Special Libraries Association (SLA) San Diego Chapter Scholarship
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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ALA Scholarship Program

The American Library Association (ALA) offers extensive scholarship opportunities for MLIS students. Awards are based on academic excellence, leadership potential, and evidence of a commitment to a career in librarianship. To get an idea of what is available, refer to the ALA’s list of available scholarships. Additionally, some ALA divisions offer their own programs.

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ACS CINF Lucille M. Wert Scholarship

Designed to help persons with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in LIS or computer sciences, the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Information (CINF) Lucille M. Wert Scholarship is worth $1500.

The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with a major in Chemistry and related disciplines. The applicant must have been accepted (or currently enrolled) into a graduate Library, Information, or Computer Science program in an accredited institution. Work experience in Library, Information or Computer Science preferred.

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AALL Education Scholarships

The American Association of Law Libraries offers scholarships to library school students with or without JD degrees, as well as to students seeking dual JD and MLIS degrees.

Students should either have a JD or meaningful law library experience, and be working toward a career as a law librarian. Preference is given to AALL members, but scholarships are not restricted to members. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.