American Library Association
$5,000 annually, non-renewable. Awards are paid in two installments directly to the recipient. Recipients also receive a number of non-scholarship benefits; detailed information on these benefits is available at www.ala.org/offices/diversity/spectrum/scholarshipinformation.
Up to 50 awards offered annually.
Established in 1997, the Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future. Recipients will be contacted by phone after June 1. All other applicants will be notified by mail after July 1.
Applications are available online on the American Library Association (ALA) website. Scholarship information is available by clicking the 'Scholarships for People from Underrepresented Groups' link. ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.