Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship

Dear members of the MLIS community:
The SLA Southern California Chapter Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2011 Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship. Please help us spread the word among MLIS students currently taking courses who are permanent residents of California and Nevada.
The Scholarship
The Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship consists of a one-time award in the amount of $3,000. The Scholarship was created in 1993 to honor the memory of Karen Sternheim, a UCLA librarian and a member of the Special Libraries Association, Southern California Chapter (SLA-SCC).

Eligibility Guidelines 1. Applicants must be members of SLA and members of the SLA Southern California Chapter. [SLA membership information may be found online at: www.sla.org/content/membership/joinsla/index.cfm

2. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in a career in special libraries, and must be taking classes in a master's degree program in library and information studies at an ALA accredited library school per: www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/education/accreditedprograms/index.cfm
3. There is no geographic restriction on the school in which the applicant is enrolled. However, applicants must be permanent residents of California or Nevada, and must submit a photocopy of their valid California or Nevada's driver's license, identification card or voter registration card.
Deadline for Consideration The deadline to apply is June 30, 2011.
The Chapter Scholarship Committee must receive an MLIS student’s completed and properly-formatted application containing all requested information no later than this date in order to be eligible for consideration.

How to Apply
For complete information on the criteria, guidelines, required information, and application instructions, please refer to the Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship webpage on the SLA-SCC website, found at this URL:

We wish to thank the professional members of our community for helping us to get out the word among currently-enrolled MLIS students! Best regards, SLA-SCC Scholarship Committee Rita Costello, Chair Emi Bevacqua, Committee Member Keith Gurtzweiler, Committee Member Jay Springer, Committee Member Norah Xiao, Committee Member

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