Home > Financial Aid > College Scholarships > Scholarship Directory > Race > Other Ethnic/Racial Heritage > American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship

American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship

$5,000

March 01, 2021

Awards Available: See Description

  • Scholarship Description
  • Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada and must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander and must attend an ALA-accredited graduate program in library and information studies or an ALA-recognized NCATE School Library Media program. Must be enrolled in an accredited program and must be able to meet the requirement to maintain a minimum course load of two classes per semester. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 50 E Huron Street
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • spectrum@ala.org
  • 800-545-2433 x5048

See if you qualify for this award

Learn more about this scholarship and many more.
Find Scholarships Instantly!
  

Comments (14)

expand_less

Care to comment?
Go ahead - we're listening! Did you apply for this scholarship? Why? Why not? Maybe you even won!
Your comments could help fellow Scholarships.com members.


If you can read this, don't touch the following fields


Mya T  on 10/3/2020 8:12:42 PM

I am a student at the University of Oklahoma. Career goals is to become a criminal defense attorney, along with my bachelors of science in psychology , I think we need more in the world to day due to what's going on in the world

demoria sherman  on 7/11/2020 3:30:20 PM

I'm a student at the university of texass at Arlington I'm getting my bachelors in computer engineering and I'm currently a sophomore. I'm going under difficult financial hardship and would like to apply for this scholarship please feel free to ask me anything.

Alan G  on 3/11/2020 1:34:45 AM

Denise B. Come to California. You'll see the "minorities' as the "majority". Caucasians are a "minority' out here.

Deko Ali  on 1/13/2020 1:16:37 PM

Just as you have the right to expect not to be bullied because of your race or colour, so it is your responsibility never to treat anyone else badly because of their race or colour.

Nina H  on 1/12/2020 7:59:06 PM

I think its just evening the playing field guys... as of right now about 70% of America is caucasian....while the rest are minority groups... and in those minority groups there are way fewer succeeding people compared to the people in power (caucasian people)

ron p  on 1/7/2020 2:45:09 PM

Wow this comment is racist. All i see is racism and can we all just respect each other and stop the race card

Denise B  on 6/26/2019 7:51:56 PM

I have worked in many libraries and I have yet to see one where minorities are a majority.

Ro W  on 12/13/2018 3:33:22 PM

Keep it up...the voices of "white privilege" shall always see the harm in something that is done to uplift another race, ethnicity, or culture if they cannot gain something for themselves in the endgame. It is not enough that throughout history "caucasians" have and continue to make gains regardless of who is affected. So now that other minorities are taking a stand or simply just trying to get their piece of the American Dream it is constantly demonized as reverse racism or just simple discrimination of which they have mastered the art as far as America is concerned. I'm just saying.....

Amanda M  on 11/15/2015 2:07:54 PM

For ethnicities other than my own.

Deion S  on 10/9/2015 1:50:21 PM

preach antianna

antianna t  on 10/7/2015 11:39:29 AM

these comments make me laugh because they come from ignorance. Its expected for Caucasians to go to college and have easier access to money they are the majority of the population here in America. Caucasians are privileged in America. The minorities in America do not get the same resources or abilities that Caucasians do. That is why there are scholarships like this. So please don't complain about being white in this white America. Thank you.

Dylan D  on 10/4/2015 9:48:22 PM

And if they made a scholarship for Caucasians only it would be hateful and racist, but its ok if they do it for every other race.

Mary W  on 10/2/2015 9:30:21 AM

Why are so many scholarships offered to everyone BUT caucasians? I have college to pay for too.

Cry N  on 9/27/2015 9:30:41 PM

This scholarship discriminates against caucasian individuals.

Latest College & Financial Aid News

Test-Optional Colleges Pledge to Judge Applications Holistically

October 22, 2020

by Izzy Hall

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and the way it has made it harder than ever to take the SAT and ACT, many colleges and universities, from large state universities to small liberal arts colleges, have announced that their admissions for next year’s Class of 2025 will be test-optional. Test-optional admissions mean that schools won’t require a submission of a standardized test score as part of the admissions process. But how will admissions officials judge applicants without a score? Will a student who doesn’t submit a standardized test score be penalized in any way? And will a student who does submit a score be chosen over one who doesn’t? [...]

Increasing Number of Students from Immigrant Families in Higher Education

October 20, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Getting a college degree is part of the American Dream. College graduates generally earn more money and have a better quality of life. So it’s not surprising that students from immigrant families or who are immigrants themselves are making up an increasingly larger percentage of associate’s, bachelors and masters-seeking students in America. [...]

Free College? Check Out These Tuition-Free Schools!

October 15, 2020

by Izzy Hall

At Scholarships.com, we help students find scholarships to pay for college tuition. But what if you didn’t have to pay tuition? There are a handful of schools in the U.S. that are tuition-free, meaning that while students may have to pay for room and board or meal plans, they do not have to pay tuition to attend the college. On the flip side, tuition-free schools may require students to work alongside their studies or, for military academies, to enlist upon graduation. [...]