ALA Christopher J. Hoy/ERT Scholarship

March 1, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

Christopher Hoy Scholarship: Empowering MLS Pursuers

About the Scholarship

The Christopher Hoy Scholarship, named in honor of a dedicated ALA staff member, offers an annual award of $5,000 to a U.S./Canadian citizen or permanent resident pursuing a Master of Library Science (MLS) in an ALA-accredited program. This scholarship is a testament to Christopher J. Hoy's lasting impact during his over 20 years of service as the director of the ALA Conference Services Office.

Award Details

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Frequency: Annual

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Christopher Hoy Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: U.S. or Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Program Accreditation: Attend an ALA-accredited Master's Program.
  • Academic Progress: Have no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of the year awarded.
  • Personal Statement: Provide a compelling personal statement as part of the application process.

Applicant Responsibility

Applicants are responsible for fulfilling the following:

  • Attend an ALA accredited Master's Program.

This scholarship is a unique opportunity for individuals committed to advancing their career in library science, honoring the legacy of Christopher J. Hoy and the support from the Exhibits Round Table (ERT).

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