Contact: Contact: Holly Yu


Chair
CALA Scholarship Committee
(323) 343-4993
hyu3@calstatela.edu

For Immediate Release
February 7, 2006


Applicants sought for 2006 CALA scholarships

CHICAGO – The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is pleased to announce the availability of its 2006 CALA Scholarships.
The scholarships are available to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information science at a higher education institution in North America. Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2006.

The following scholarships are currently available:

The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science


Established in 2004, the CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science awards $1,000 annually to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.

The C.C. Seetoo Conference Travel Scholarship

The scholarship awards $500 annually to a full time student at ALA-accredited library school in North America to attend the ALA Annual Conference and the CALA Annual Program. The recipient is required to attend the above conference.

The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship


The scholarship awards $500 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.

The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship (USA)



The scholarship awards $200 annually to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.

The CALA scholarships are designed to encourage the professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship.

Completed applications should be mailed to the attention of Holly Yu, Chair of the CALA Scholarships Committee, Web Administrator & Reference Librarian, University Library, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Scholarship recipients will be announced by May 30, 2006, and the awards will be presented by the Chinese American Librarians Association at the CALA Awards Banquet during the ALA
Annual Conference in New Orleans.

For more scholarship information please visit the CALA Web site at
http://www.cala-web.org
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The Chinese American Librarians Association was founded in 1973 and is a vital affiliate organization of the American Library Association with its six regional chapters. In addition to holding annual and regional programs, CALA publishes its own Newsletter, Membership Directory, and the Journal of
Library and Information Science in cooperation with the National Taiwan Normal University.