ALA

ALSC Scholarships

ALSC Scholarship Specifications


The Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship

The Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship provides financial assistance for the professional education of men and women who intend to pursue an MLS degree and who plan to work in children's librarianship. This work may be serving children up to and including the age of 14 in any type of library. Two $6,000 scholarships are awarded annually. The scholarship is made possible by ALSC through generous contributions from librarians, professional associates, friends, and others in the book world, as tribute to Frederic G. Melcher, a great leader in promoting better books for children.

The 2007 Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship recipients are:

Rebecca Heckathorn, Inman, South Carolina -- University of South Carolina
Cynthia Jablonka Simpson, Highland, Michigan -- Wayne State University


The Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship

The Bound to Stay Bound Books (BTSB) Scholarship provides financial assistance in the form of four $6,500 annual awards for the education of men and women who intend to pursue an MLS or advanced degree and who plan to work in the area of library service to children. This work may be serving children up to and including the age of 14 in any type library. The Scholarship is made possible by the ALSC through the generous contributions of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Incorporated.

The 2007 BTSB Scholarship recipients are:

Jessica Kerlin, Lakewood, Ohio -- Drexel University
Laura Knouff, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- University of Pittsburgh
Esther Mortensen, Ashland, Oregon -- University of North Texas
Jeanna Rex, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts -- Simmons College


ALSC Scholarship Specifications

Click here to link to ALA's Scholarship page for further information and the live application.

Questions regarding applications may be sent by e-mail to Linda Mays at lmays@ala.org

Completed applications are due March 1 of each year.

To ALSC Home Page