Career Specific Scholarships - Library Sciences

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AALL Educational Scholarships


Sponsored by: American Association of Law Libraries
Amount: Varies
Apply by: April 1
Description: There are five levels of awards: 1. Library Degree for Law School Graduates, awarded to a law school graduate with law library experience pursuing a degree at an accredited library school. 2. Library School Graduates Attending Law School, awarded to a library school graduate pursuing a degree at an accredited law school who has law library experience and no more than 36 semester credit hours left before obtaining the law degree. 3. Library Degree for Non-Law School Graduates, awarded to a college graduate with law library experience who is seeking a degree involving law librarianship courses at an accredited library school. 4. Library School Graduates Seeking A Non-Law Degree, awarded to library school graduates who are seeking degrees in fields other than law. 5. Law Librarians in Continuing Education Courses, awarded to law librarians with a degree from an accredited library or law school who are continuing their education. Preference is given to AALL members, but a non-member can apply. All applicants must intend to have careers as law librarians. There must be financial need for awards 1-4.
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Above and Beyond Scholarship


Sponsored by: California School Library Association
Amount: $1,000
Apply by: May 30
Description: Applicants must be professional members of the California School Library Association and California residents intending to continue working in California in the school library profession after completing their additional education. Students must submit a 500-word essay describing their professional goals and how an advanced degree or certification applies to those goals and three letters of recommendation.
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Begun Scholarship


Sponsored by: California Library Association
Amount: $3,000
Apply by: May 31
Description: Applicants must be California graduate students attending an American Library Association accredited school and have completed core coursework toward a master's of library and science or information studies degree. Recipients must also plan to become a children's or young adult librarian in a California public library and to join the California Library Association if not already a member.
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