ALA Century Scholarship

Awarded By:

American Library Association

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Up to 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 major in library science.
  3. Must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.
  4. Must be a student with a disability or disabilities.
  5. Must attend an institution accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). A list of ALA-accredited institutions is available at www.ala.org/accreditedprograms/directory.
  6. Must plan to pursue or be pursuing an eligible master's program.

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

Description: Current undergraduate U.S. or Canadian citizens who have disabilities are eligible for this award. Students must pursue a master's degree in library science at an ALA-accredited institution. The ALA provides more than $300,000 annually for study in a master's degree in library and information studies from an ALA accredited program.

Application requirements for the ALA Century Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • References (3)
  • Documentation of disability
Additional Information: 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 their course of study. Students must demonstrate the need for financial assistance.

Award Amount: $2,500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 1

All application materials must be submitted online by the deadline.
About American Library Association:
Contact Information: Lillian Lewis, Scholarship Staff Liaison c/o Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)
Address: ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse 50 E. Huron St. Chicago, Illinois 60611

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