ALAO Diversity Scholarship Applications will be Accepted Beginning January 2017

ALAO values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For that reason, we offer a $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLS program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a diverse library workforce. The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient’s bursar account for tuition at his or her academic institution. The financial aid package for the recipient may be reduced as a consequence of receiving this award. The ALAO Diversity Student Scholarship recipient will be announced at the ALAO annual conference and will receive a complimentary registration for ALAO’s Annual Conference, along with at least one year of mentorship from a selected ALAO Board Member.


A qualified candidate will…

  • Be a full time or part time student enrolled in or recently accepted to an ALA-accredited MLS program, either on campus or via distance education, for the fall term following the call for scholarship applications
  • Currently live in Ohio
  • Demonstrate potential in the field of library and/or information science
  • Demonstrate leadership ability
  • Demonstrate diversity in one or more ways, including, but not limited to: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, life experience, physical ability
  • Demonstrate commitment to these and other diversity issues

Eileen Theordore-Shusta, Diversity Committee Chair, Ohio University

This entry was posted in Vol. 34 no. 4 (Dec 2016) and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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