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Diversity Scholarship Award


ALAO values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For that reason, we offer a $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLS program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a diverse library workforce. The scholarship funds will be sent to the recipient after institutional enrollment is confirmed by the Diversity Committee chair or designee.


A qualified candidate will…

  • Be a full time or part time student enrolled in or recently accepted to an ALA-accredited MLS program, either on campus or via distance education, for the fall term following the call for scholarship applications
  • Currently live in Ohio
  • Demonstrate potential in the field of library and/or information science
  • Demonstrate leadership ability
  • Demonstrate diversity in one or more ways, including, but not limited to: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, life experience, physical ability
  • Demonstrate commitment to these and other diversity issues

Applications are open!

Please complete the 2024 Diversity Scholarship application to be considered for this year's award.

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