The 2020 ALAO Diversity Scholarship is now accepting applications through March 21, 2020.
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 funds will be sent to the recipient after institutional enrollment is confirmed by the Diversity Committee chair or designee.
Candidates must 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 AND currently live in Ohio. Applicants will be expected to 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 and demonstrate commitment to diversity issues.
–Edith Scarletto, Diversity Committee Chair, Bowling Green State University