The Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship provides tuition help for library school students who want to follow a career in the library and information technology field and who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and a vision in this area. It provides $3,000 for studying in an ALA Accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) program.
Candidates should illustrate their qualifications for this scholarship with a statement indicating the nature of their library experience, letters of reference, and a personal statement of the applicant's view of what he or she can bring to the profession, emphasizing experiences that indicate a potential for leadership and commitment to library technology. Candidates must not have earned more than 12 credit hours towards a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA Accredited MLS program.
The Larew Memorial Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and selects the scholarship winner.
A link to the application form and instructions for filling it out are available on the ALA/Divisions Scholarship Program page. All applications, references, transcripts, and other documents must be received no later than March 1st, for that year's scholarship.