University of Pittsburgh


Simon Healey is the 2001 recipient of the Century Scholarship presented by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Healey is currently enrolled in the library and information sciences master's program at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Sciences. "We look forward to awarding the second Century Scholarship to an exemplary role model who will encourage individuals with disabilities to become librarians," Century Scholarship Jury chair Elizabeth Ridler said. Ellen Perlow, Chair of the Century Scholarship Committee, added, "Simon Healey, as well as our first Century Scholar, Rebecca Van Scyoc, already are the greatest of assets to, and ambassadors for, our LIS profession. Our Century Scholars are the finest examples of how people who represent the universal diversity of doing things differently achieve and succeed. Please join us in continuing to promote, strengthen, and expand the Century Scholarship Diversity Initiative so that our profession reflects the diversity of the communities LIS professionals serve."

Awards Won

Title Year
ALA Century Scholarship

An annual scholarship of $2,500 that funds services or accommodation for a library school student(s) with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library school. 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 or Doctorate in Library Science and become a library or information studies professional.

2001 - Recipient(s)