ALA General Scholarship 50th Anniversary


During the 1969 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Washington, DC the ALA Council approved the establishment of the ALA Scholarship Program. This action gave birth to a variety of academic scholarships, allowing individuals to become professionally degreed librarians. Included among these are the Christopher Hoy/ERT, Mary V. Gaver, Tom & Roberta Drewes and the Spectrum Scholarship just to name a few. For more information on the ALA Scholarship Program visit the ALA Scholarship Program page.

In Washington, DC during the ALA 2019 Annual Conference we are rolling out a new ALA Scholars Program and sponsoring the 2018 scholarship recipients. More information to come.

Now you can play a part in our efforts to continue advancing the library profession. With a gift to the ALA Scholarship Program you can make a difference in the career of an aspiring librarian and make a statement about the value of library and information studies. To support the ALA Scholarship Program, visit the donation page at: .

Feel free to contact Kimberly L. Redd at or 800-545-2433 x4279 if you have questions.