American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship
March 01, 2024
- Scholarship Description
Through the Spectrum Scholarship Program, the American Library Association affirms its commitment to diversity and inclusion by seeking the broadest participation of new generations of racially and ethnically diverse librarians to position ALA to provide leadership in the transformation of libraries and library services. The Spectrum Scholarship Program actively recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students to assist them with obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the profession and ALA.
To be eligible for the Spectrum Scholarship, applicants must: be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada; be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern/North African, and/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. Applicants 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.