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:

  • REFORMA Scholarship: REFORMA has established a scholarship to be awarded annually for the academic year, commencing in the Fall. The award is announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference and is granted for graduate study in the field of Library and Information Science. Open to students who qualify for graduate study in Library and Information Science who are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking. The scholarships are not restricted by age, sex, creed, national origin, or minority group/association membership. The number of scholarships and amount ($1500 maximum) varies from year to year.
  • The Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship honors the life and legacy of a children’s librarian at heart who dedicated her career to serving Hispanic communities. Sadly, Treviño passed away on April 30, 2010, at the age of 58. She was from San Antonio, Texas. The procedure for applying for the Rose Trevino Scholarship is the same as the application for the REFORMA Scholarship.

For more information, please visit the REFORMA website and click on the Awards & Scholarships menu.