ALA Spectrum Scholarship

Spectrum provides a one-time, non-renewable $5,000 scholarship award paid in two installments directly to the recipient. Recipients must begin a program by the fall semester following the award, funds will be forfeited if enrollment is delayed. Recipients must be enrolled at the time of the second installment, or they will forfeit this portion of the award. Recipients are announced at the ALA Annual Conference in June, two $2,500 installments are awarded in September and January.


To be eligible for a Spectrum Scholarship:
- Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
- Applicant must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
- Applicant must attend an ALA-accredited graduate program in library and information studies or an ALA-recognized NCATE School Library Media program
- Applicant shall have completed no more than a third of the credit requirements toward her/his MLIS or school library media degree at the time of award, June 1st
- Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited program and begin school no later than September 1st or the fall semester immediately following the award
- Applicants may have full- or part-time status

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