CLA Scholarship for Minority Students

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Scholarship Description

To be eligible for the CLA Scholarship for Minority Students, applicants must: be US citizens (or permanent US residents) and permanent California residents; be enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's of library and information science or information studies program and have completed one or more courses (applications from students at institutions actively seeking accreditation are also welcome); intend to work in a California library upon graduation; demonstrate financial need; and be a racial minority.

Applicants must be available for an interview by the Edna Yelland Scholarship Committee. Individuals may be chosen for an oral interview based upon the merits of the written application. In addition to completing the application, applicants must also submit: an official record of master's-level courses completed to date (does not have to be an official transcript); two professional references; a list of all scholarships and financial aid for which you intend to apply and/or have been awarded for graduate education; the names and addresses of the educational institutions you have attended and, for each institution, your highest degree attained (if any), your years of attendance, and your subject or field of study; a list of your employers, dates of employment, and a brief description of your responsibilities for any library experience; and an essay (1,000 words maximum) on an assigned topic. Scholarship Search