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Schoarship NameVersionPurposeActiveMonetary
Marshall Cavendish Scholarship (historical) (Scholarships)1995

An annual scholarship consisting of $3,000 to a U.S./Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is pursuing an MLS in an ALA-accredited program.

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David H. Clift Scholarship (Scholarships)1969
An annual scholarship consisting of $3,000 to a U.S./Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is pursuing an MLS in an ALA-accredited program.
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LSSI Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology (Scholarships)1995
The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in, and a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries; and who are qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic).
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Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media (Scholarships)2008

The Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media will support a student in an ALA accredited master’s program in Library and Information Studies pursing a specialty in new media. New media is defined as digital technology’s transformation of business and culture during the past 25-plus years, clarifying the evolution of digital communications and human-computer interaction.

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School Librarians' Workshop Scholarship (historical) (Scholarships)1991

This award was ended in 2008.

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Diana V. Braddom FRFDS Scholarship (historical) (Scholarships)2003
To offer librarians and/or staff members from all types of libraries an opportunity to learn new fundraising skills enabling them to increase funding to their libraries from public, private and corporate sources.
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Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship (Scholarships)2000
An annual scholarship consisting of $3,000 to an ALA or library support staffer who is a U.S./Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is pursuing an MLS in an ALA-accredited program.
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Mary V. Gaver Scholarship (Scholarships)2001
An annual scholarship consisting of $3,000 to a U.S./Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is pursuing an MLS specializing youth services in an ALA-accredited program.
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Tony B. Leisner Scholarship (Scholarships)2001
An annual scholarship consisting of $3,000 to a library support-staff member who is a U.S./Canadian citizen or permanent resident pursuing an MLS in an ALA-accredited program.
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Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship (Scholarships)1999
The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in, and a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries.
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Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship (hisotical) (Scholarships)2007
An IMLS funded project in 2007, 2008, and 2013 designed to increase racial and ethnic diversity among our profession’s next generation of LIS leaders.
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Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship (Scholarships)1997
An annual scholarship consisting of $5,000 to a U.S./Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is pursuing an MLS in an ALA-accredited program.
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OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology (Scholarships)1991
The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries.
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Grow Your Own @ Your Library Institutional Scholarship (historical) (Scholarships)2005
This program was developed by the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) to assist public library staff members who are working toward securing a library degree by awarding funds to the employing public  library for reimbursement of employee(s) course tuition costs at the undergraduate or graduate level.


There is no scholarship offered for 2011. Please check back in the summer of 2012 to see when the award will next be offered.

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Spectrum Scholarship (Scholarships)1997
The Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future.
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Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship (historical) (Scholarships)2007
An annual scholarship consisting of $1,500 to a U.S./Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is pursuing an MLS specializing in federal librarianship in an ALA-accredited program.
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Frederic G. MELCHER Scholarship (Scholarships)1993
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.
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Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship (Scholarships)2001

An annual scholarship consisting of $3,000 to a library support-staff member who is a U.S./Canadian citizen or permanent resident and is pursuing an MLS in an ALA-accredited program.

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W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship (Scholarships)1995
The W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship provides financial assistance to an individual who is currently working with government documents in a library and is trying to complete a masters degree in library science.
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Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship (Scholarships)2010
The Bound to Stay Bound Books (BTSB) Scholarship provides financial assistance 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. Four BTSB scholarships are available annually and are made possible through the generous contributions of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Incorporated.
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