Each year, the California Library Association recognizes current and future leaders in the library community with numerous scholarships and awards. Winners are determined by volunteer committees comprised of CLA members. All CLA scholarship and award recipients are recognized at the association's Annual Conference.
Deadline extended to August 1, 2011
The CLA Scholarship For Minority Students In Memory Of Edna Yelland supports ethnic minority students in the attainment of a graduate degree in library or information science. Candidates must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a master's program in an ALA accredited library school to be eligible. CLA awards three scholarships annually, in the amount of $2,500 each. The amount of each scholarship may change, depending upon available funds and the financial need of applicants.
The CLA Reference Services Press Fellowship, encourages college seniors, college graduates and beginning library school students to prepare for a career in reference/information service librarianship. Candidates must be a California resident attending or planning to attend an ALA-accredited library school masters program in any state or a resident of any state planning to attend or attending an accredited library school masters program in California. One fellowship of $3,000 is awarded annually.
The Begun Scholarship supports continuing library school students who have demonstrated a commitment to becoming children’s or young adult librarians in a California public library. One scholarship of $3,000 is awarded annually.
Deadline extension announcement from Wayne Walker, Operations Manager
California Library Association, 650-356-2125, firstname.lastname@example.org