Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

LIS Students: Apply for the 2023 Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

Core and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will receive a $3,000 check to be used toward tuition for a MLS. The application form is open through March 1, 2023.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards up to $5,000 for guides to library resources

The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Funded projects have ranged from “A Resource Guide about Disabilities, Disability Theory, and Assistive Technologies” to “A Bibliography for Queer Teens” to “Graphic Novels & the Humanity of Mental Illness” to “Web Accessibility Resources for Libraries.”

ALA Announces the New Jason Reynolds/Simon & Schuster Travel Grant

During the 2022 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC, the ALA Council approved the Jason Reynolds/Simon & Schuster Travel Grant. The grant will cover the expenses of five (5) Black/African American youth or teen services librarians or school librarians/media specialists who work in either public or school libraries.

ALA Awards Spectrum Scholarships for 2022

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services awarded 2022 Spectrum Scholarships to 60 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies. Since 1997, ALA has awarded more than 1,300 Spectrum Scholarships. In the most recent application cycle, the Spectrum Scholarship Program received four times as many applications as there were available scholarships, and the majority of this year’s applicants were deemed highly fundable.

Marco Lanier Selected as the 2022 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association and SAGE are pleased to announce Marco Lanier of Brooklyn, New York as the recipient of the 2022 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media.

Currently, Lanier works as a records management project assistant for Advance Publications, Inc. while also volunteering as a program coordinator and archivist for the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space as well as doing collections management and programming at Interference Archive (all of New York).

Maria Guadalupe Partida Selected as the 2022 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Maria Guadalupe Partida of San Antonio, Texas as the 2022 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

The scholarship was named for a long-time ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20 years. This scholarship fund was established with donations from Christopher J. Hoy and the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) to honor his memory. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies.

Nadine Y. Said Selected as the 2022 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Nadine Y. Said of Santa Cruz, California as the 2022 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor, who made many contributions to library youth services. The scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies, with a specialty in youth services.

Jennifer Nguyen Bernal Selected as the 2022 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Jennifer Nguyen Bernal of Berkeley, California as the 2022 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies.

Bishop A. Clarke Selected as the 2022 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Bishop A. Clarke of Richmond, Virginia as the 2022 Century Scholarship recipient.

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library program.