Regina U. Minudri Young Adult Scholarship

About the Regina U. Minudri Young Adult Scholarship The purpose is to provide financial assistance and encouragement to developing young adult librarians. The 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. This scholarship honors the legacy of Regina U. Minudri a Director of the Berkeley Public Library for 17 years before her retirement in 1994.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

This award is given out on an annual basis.


  • A demonstrated commitment in young adult librarianship.
  • Superior overall scholarship in a Masters Degree program in Library Science (minimum 3.0 GPA, transcript required).
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Masters Degree program in Library Science with an anticipated a career in Young Adult librarianship.
  • Enrolled at minimum of six credit hours per fall and spring semester.

Application Instructions

Apply online at

Contact Information

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.