Regina U. Minudri Young Adult Scholarship

About the Regina U. Minudri Young Adult Scholarship The $3,000 scholarship is to be given once a year to a Masters degree candidate in Library Science who intends to work professionally with young adults in public libraries. The purpose is to provide financial assistance and encouragement to developing young adult librarians.

The scholarship was established by Carol Starr to honor Regina U. Minudri a retired director of the Berkeley Public Library who made many contributions in library youth services.

Administered by:

Young Adult Library Services Association logo

Award and Frequency

An annual scholarship of $3,000.

This award is given out on an annual basis.


  • A demonstrated commitment in young adult librarianship
  • Currently enrolled in a Masters degree program.
  • U.S. or Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Attend ALA-accredited Master's Program.
  • No more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded.
  • Personal Statement.

Applicant Responsibility

Attend ALA accredited Master's Program and commitment to young adult librarianship.

Application Instructions

Apply online at:

Contact Information

If you need more information, feel free to contact the ALA Library Reference Desk by telephone: 800-545-2433, extension 2153; fax: 312-280-3255; e-mail:; or regular mail: ALA Library, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2795.

Selection Criteria

 The following items are required for all scholarship applications. Be sure to check the requirements of the specific scholarship for which you are applying because you may need to mail additional documents.

  1. Required. Completed online application (which includes a personal statement).
  2. Required. Completed references (only references on the official online form will be accepted).  A total of three references must be submitted. You will be prompted to indicate your professional references within the online application.
  3. Required. Official academic transcripts from institutions where you received your bachelors degree. These can be submitted directly from the institution, or mailed in the unopened envelope as received from the degree-granting institutions along with any other materials you may need to submit. Only official (sealed) copies will be accepted. All items must be received in the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse by March 1st to be considered.  The mailing address is: ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601.


Recipients will be contacted by phone after June 1st.   All other applicants will be notified by e-mail after July 1st.