ALA 2008 Scholarship Online Application Now Available

Contact: Kimberly Sanders

Program Officer, Education & Scholarships ALA, Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)

For Immediate Release,

October 30, 2007

ALA 2008 Scholarship Online Application Now Available

Scholarship money is available for future librarians! The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 for students who are studying library science or school library media at the master's degree level. Scholarships typically range from $2,500 to $6,500 per student per year. The application and instructions are available on-line at The application deadline is March 1.

There are many types of scholarships available for the study of librarianship. These include scholarships for students who are interested in Children's Librarianship, School Librarianship, Youth Librarianship, Federal Librarianship, and Library Automation. In addition, there are also 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 a masters program in library and information science that has been accredited by the ALA. Applicants interested in school library media must attend a program that meets ALA curriculum guidelines for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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