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.

The ALA maintains one clearinghouse for evaluating all scholarship applications. Students can download and submit applications from October to March. For more information, please visit the ALA Scholarship Program webpage.