ALA Spectrum Scholarship


The American Library Association (ALA) offers the Spectrum Scholarship to encourage diversity in librarianship. Since its inception, over 415 students from traditionally underrepresented groups have received scholarships, leadership training, professional networking, and mentoring in order to build a diverse pool of talented and trained individuals reflective of the populations served by all libraries. The scholarship includes $5,000 towards tuition in addition to various ALA member benefits.

Eligible applicants are U.S. or Canada citizens who are Native American Indian/Alaskan, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. The application process follows the ALA General Scholarship requirements, with applications due by March to the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse.

For more information, please visit the ALA Spectrum Scholarship webpage.