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AGC Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is for students who are enrolled in their second year at a two year school and are planning to transfer to a four-year program for the Fall term and college sophomores or juniors in a four-year program or beginning seniors in a five-year program. Junior and senior level applicants MUST have one full academic year of coursework remaining at the beginning of the Fall term.

Total: $2500 Awards:  100
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Arthur J. Packard Memorial Scholarship

U.S. undergraduate students who are enrolled in a hospitality management program and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for this award. Applicants must attend and be nominated by an American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) member school.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 15
2020

ALSC Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship

U.S. and Canadian citizens who are pursuing master's degrees in library and information studies at ALA-accredited library schools are eligible for this award; students may not have completed more than 12 hours toward the degree at time of application. Applicants must plan to work in a library in an area of service to children.

Total: $7500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Mary V. Gaver Scholarship

U.S. and Canadian citizens/permanent residents who will have completed no more than 12 hours toward an MLS/MLIS degree prior to June 1 of the award year are eligible for this award. Students must attend an ALA-accredited library school and plan to enter the field of library youth services.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Tony B. Leisner Scholarship

U.S. or Canadian citizens/permanent residents who will have completed no more than 12 hours toward an MLS/MLIS/MIS degree prior to June 1 of the award year are eligible for this award. Students must attend an ALA-accredited library school and be working as part of a library support staff.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

ALSC Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship

Graduate students who have completed no more than 12 hours in an approved MLS/MLIS program while attending an ALA-accredited school are eligible for this award. Eligible students must be U.S. or Canadian citizens and plan to work in a library in an area of service to children.

Total: $7500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Nissan Scholarship

This award is available to Mississippi high school seniors who plan to enroll full time at a Mississippi public community college or university. Students must have high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and scored a 20 or higher on the ACT or a 940 or higher on the SAT.

Total: $6916 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Higher Education Legislative Plan for Needy Students (HELP)

This award is available to Mississippi high school students who are going to graduate or who have graduated from high school within the past year and are planning to attend an eligible Mississippi postsecondary institution. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher, and must meet certain family income limitations.

Total: $5535 Awards:  1840
Deadline:  March 31
2020

Speech-Language Pathologist Forgivable Loan (SLPL)

This forgivable loan is available to Mississippi students pursuing a master's degree in a program at a Mississippi college/university leading to licensure as a speech-language pathologist. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; students must agree to work in a Mississippi public or charter school district as a speech-language pathologist to forgive the loan.

Total: $7925 Awards:  4
Deadline:  March 31
2020

AH&LEF Annual Scholarship Grant Program

This scholarship program is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are enrolled full time in a hospitality management degree-granting program. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (with the exception of the Conrad Hilton Fund, which accepts students with grade point averages of 2.0 or higher).

Total: $6000 Awards:  241
Deadline:  February 15

Christopher J. Hoy/ERT Scholarship

U.S. or Canadian citizens/permanent residents who are enrolled in a school with an ALA-accredited master's degree program in library science are eligible for this award. Students must have earned no more than 12 semester hours prior to June 1 of the year the scholarship is awarded.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned no more than 12 hours towards a Master of Library Science degree by June of the award year are eligible for this award. Students must be members of a principal minority group; attend an ALA-accredited school; and plan to enter the library automation field.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01