ASCLA accepts applications for Century Scholarship

Contact: Eileen Hardy
Marketing Specialist
For Immediate Release
December 5, 2006

ASCLA accepts applications for Century Scholarship

CHICAGO – The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the Century Scholarship, an annual monetary award of up to $2,500 to fund services or accommodation for a library school student or students with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library school. The application deadline is March 1, 2007.

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 degree or doctorate in library science and become a library or information studies professional. The Century Scholarship is an independently funded diversity initiative aimed at promoting the ALA’s mission of improving service at the local level through the development of a representative workforce that reflects the communities served by all libraries.

Applicants must provide medical documentation of their disability or disabilities and the services and/or accommodations the applicant would need for their studies, demonstrate the need for financial assistance and be citizens of the United States or Canada. For more information on the scholarship, visit and click on Century Scholarship or contact Simon J.M. Healey, scholarship committee chair at

For information on the scholarship applications and guidelines, visit