LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

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Amount
Awarded

$3,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

American Library Association

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must plan to work in the library and information technology field.
  3. Must attend an institution accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). A list of eligible schools is available at www.ala.org/accreditedprograms/directory/search .
  4. Must pursue a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree. The student may not have earned more than 12 semester hours toward the MLS degree prior to June 1 of the award year.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Graduate students who have completed no more than 12 hours in an approved Master of Library Science (MLS) program while attending an ALA-accredited school are eligible for this award. Eligible students must plan to follow a career into the library and information technology field.

Application requirements for the LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library and Information Technology are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • References (3)
Additional Information: Three major factors are considered in awarding these scholarships: academic excellence; leadership; and evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship. Economic need is considered when all other criteria are equal. The Christian Larew Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and selects the scholarship winner. Recipients will be contacted by phone after June 1. All other applicants will be notified by mail after July 1. The winner is announced and introduced, if present, at the LITA President's Program during the Annual Conference of the American Library Association.

Award Amount: $3,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Applications are available online on the American Library Association (ALA) website. Scholarship information is available by clicking the 'Scholarships by Specialty or Practice Area' link, then clicking the 'Library Automation Technologies' link. Please note: The student need only complete one application to apply for all scholarships for which he/she is eligible. The following components are required for all ALA scholarships: a completed online application (includes a personal statement); contact information for three professional references, who will be sent instructions for completion of the online reference form; and official academic transcripts from the institution where the student received his/her bachelor's degree and the institution where he/she is currently enrolled. Transcripts may be sent to ALA directly from the institution or be submitted by the student in an unopened envelope. Only official, sealed transcripts will be accepted. Please note: Candidates for this award should illustrate their qualifications with a statement indicating the nature of their library experience and a personal statement of the applicant's view of what he/she can bring to the profession, emphasizing experiences that indicate a potential for leadership and commitment to library technology. All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on the deadline date.
Contact: Lillian Lewis
Address: ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse 50 E. Huron St. Chicago, Illinois 60611

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