ALA 2007 scholarship online application now available

Contact: Kimberly Sanders
Program Officer, HRDR
For Immediate Release
November 6, 2006

ALA 2007 scholarship online application now available

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 in scholarships available for students who are studying library science or school library media at the master's degree level. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $6,500 per student per year. The application and instructions are available online at

The application deadline for scholarships is March 1, 2007.

A wide range of scholarships are available, including scholarships for students who are interested in children's librarianship; school librarianship; youth librarianship; and library automation. In addition, there are scholarships available for minorities, persons with disabilities and for people who are already employed in libraries but do not have an MLS.

To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must attend an ALA-accredited master’s program in library and information science. Applicants interested in school library media must attend a program which meets ALA curriculum guidelines for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Complete guidelines and instructions are available on the website.

The scholarship process is open annually from October through March. For more information, visit or call the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse at 800-545-2433 x 4279.