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Schoarship NameVersionPurposeActiveMonetary
Emily Dean Heilman Award (Scholarships)2002

To present an award for Excellence in Librarianship to a Turkish library science student

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e-Learning Scholarships (Scholarships)2009

To provide opportunities for librarians, library school students or support staff to update their skills and knowledge by participating in an ACRL e-Learning webcast. 

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ProQuest Scholarship (historical) (Scholarships)2000

This scholarship was ended in 2003.  For a complete list of all scholarships offerend through ALA, please go to ALA's Awards, Grants & Scholarships page.

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LITA Scholarship in Library and Information Technology (historical) (Scholarships)2003

The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library automation field who plan to follow a career in that field and who demonstrate potential leadership in, and a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries.

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Grolier-Americana Scholarship Award (historical) (Scholarships)1957

The scholarships are given for professional education of school librarians, one school to be chosen annually by the AASL for its undergraduate program, and one for its graduate program in school librarianship. The schools will vary from year to year and the selection of the students to recieve the scholarships is left to the school.

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ALA Century Scholarship (Scholarships)2000

An annual scholarship of $2,500 that funds services or accommodation for a library school student(s) with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library school. The scholarship will fund services or accommodations that are either not provided by law or otherwise by the university that will enable the student or students to successfully complete the course of study for a Master’s or Doctorate in Library Science and become a library or information studies professional.

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Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship (Scholarships)2012

 To support research and advanced study for librarians in their early-to-mid-careers who are interested and/or active in the fields that Robert Oakley was expert in—intellectual property, public policy, copyright and their impacts on libraries and the ways libraries serve their communities.

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Student Bridge Scholarship Program (AASL) (Scholarships)2015

While there is a percentage of AASL student members who decide to go into another specialty, AASL believes that many find the ‘leap’ from student membership dues to regular membership dues a financial hardship. By offering this scholarship program, AASL and ALA will “bridge” this increase in rates in order to give student members the opportunity to establish themselves both in their career and financially. Co-sponsored by the ALA Membership Development Office.

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Kino Lorber EDU/Video Round Table Annual Scholarship (Scholarships)2016

The purpose is to provide, to future media librarians, financial assistance, encouragement, and a fuller understanding of the distribution industry.

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The deg farrelly Memorial/Alexander Street Press AMIA/FMRT Media Librarian Scholarship (Scholarships)2019

The scholarship is to be given once a year to a Masters degree candidate in Library Science who intends to work professionally with media collections in libraries. The purpose is to provide financial assistance and encouragement to developing media librarians. This scholarship honors the legacy of deg farrelly and his commitment to media librarianship, and the preservation of and access to media materials - a commitment shared by both AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists, an organization not affiliated with ALA) and FMRT (the ALA Film & Media Round Table).

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Julia J. Brody Public Librarian Scholarship (Scholarships)2020

An annual scholarship consisting of $4,000 to a U.S./Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is pursuing an MLS specializing public library services in an ALA-accredited program.

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Regina U. Minudri Young Adult Scholarship (Scholarships)2020

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.

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