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. 

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Spectrum Scholars

2018 Cristian Alejandro Martinez
2018 Cearra Harris
2017 Andrea Castillo
2017 Jose Cruz
2016 Alice Son
2015 Claudio Leon
2014 Victoria Thomas
2013 Ivelisse Maldonado
2012 Hannah Gomez
2011 Hoan-Vu Do
2010 Cristina Mitra
2009 Jamie Young

Emerging Leaders

2020 Seungyeon Yang-Peace
2019 Kacy Helwick
2018 Nicole Husbands
2017 Laurel D.  Johnson
2016 Kayla Marie Figard
2015 Johana Orellana
2014 Dolly Goyal
2013 Annie Schutte
2012 Lori Easterwood
2011 Monique Delatte
2011 Samantha Marker
2010 Amy Barr
2010 Anna Koval
2009 Carla Land
2009 Katherine Voss
2007 Jenine Lillian
2007 Ellsworth Rockefeller


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.