The ALA Mary V. Gaver Scholarship is an annual scholarship consisting of $3,000 to a U.S./Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is pursuing an MLS specializing youth services in an ALA-accredited program. Established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor who made many contributions in library youth services. All items must be received in the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse by March 1st to be considered.
Applicants must submit completed online application (which includes a personal statement) before March 1st. Completed references (only references on the official online form will be accepted) are required. A total of three references must be submitted. You will be prompted to indicate your professional references within the online application. Official academic transcripts from institutions where you received your bachelors degree must accompany your application. These can be submitted directly from the institution, or mailed in the unopened envelope as received from the degree-granting institutions along with any other materials you may need to submit. Only official (sealed) copies will be accepted.