Spectrum Scholars & Emerging Leaders

Each year, with support from Friends of YALSA & Leadership Endowment donations, YALSA sponsors two Spectrum Scholars and at least one ALA Emerging Leader.  Current and past Scholars and Emerging Leaders are listed below. 

Support YALSA's Next Emerging Leader or Spectrum Scholar! Donate here. Double your impact!  Between Nov. 1, 2017 and Jan. 15, 2018 any donation up to $1,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by ALA!

Spectrum Scholars

Andrea Castillo, 2017
Jose Cruz, 2017
Alice Son, 2016
Claudio Leon, 2015
Victoria Thomas, 2014
Ivelisse Maldonado, 2013
Hannah Gomez, 2012
Hoan-Vu Do, 2011
Cristina Mitra, 2010
Jamie Young, 2009

 

Emerging Leaders

Laurel D.  Johnson, 2017
Kayla Marie Figard, 2016
Johana Orellana, 2015
Dolly Goyal, 2014
Annie Schutte, 2013 
Lori Easterwood, 2012
Monique Delatte, 2011
Samantha Marker, 2011
Amy Barr, 2010
Anna Koval, 2010
Carla Land, 2009
Katherine Voss, 2009
Jenine Lillian, 2007
Ellsworth Rockefeller, 2007

 

To learn about these and other grant, award, stipend and scholarship opportunities open to YALSA members, visit our web site.  Listen to an interview with Linda Braun, YALSA Past President, and Hoan-Vu Do, YALSA's 2010-2011 Spectrum Scholar at YouTube.