MLA Scholarship for Underrepresented Students


A scholarship of up to $5,000 is awarded annually by the Medical Library Association (MLA) to a student who shows excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in health sciences librarianship. The scholarship is announced at the annual meeting of the association, where the recipient will also receive a one-year MLA student membership and free inclusive student registration at the association’s annual meeting.

The applicant must be a member of a minority group, defined as Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Aboriginal, North American Indian or Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. The applicant must be entering a master’s program at an American Library Association (ALA)–accredited graduate library school or, at the time of the granting of the scholarship (February), have completed no more than one-half of the academic requirements of the graduate program. The applicant must be a citizen of or have permanent residence in either the United States or Canada. Past recipients of the MLA Scholarship or the MLA Scholarship for Underrepresented Students are not eligible to apply. Membership in MLA is not required.

For more information, please visit the MLA Underrepresented Student Scholarship webpage.