THE NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is a $1000 scholarship. Opportunities for this award will vary depending on how much funding is available from NCLA.
THE MCLENDON SCHOLARSHIP is a $400 scholarship awarded for original or continued study in library science.
THE QUERY – LONG SCHOLARSHIP for work with children or young adults is a $1,000 scholarship.
THE APPALACHIAN SCHOLARSHIP is a $1000 scholarship awarded to a library science student who plans to be a school library media specialist in NC. The recipient must be accepted or currently enrolled in a graduate library science school of education media program approved for certification by the NC State Board of Education.
Scholarships are awarded:
· To a student entering library school for the first time;
· To a student currently enrolled in a library school program;
· To a practicing librarian who wishes to continue his or her studies.
To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant:
· Must currently be a legal resident of North Carolina with a minimum residency of two years.
· Must hold an undergraduate degree.
· Must have been accepted by a library school. (Persons whose library school applications are pending may apply for the scholarships.)
Major factors to be considered in making the awards are (not necessarily in this order):
· Academic excellence.
· Potential for leadership and/or commitment to service.
· Potential for evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship in North Carolina.
· Financial need
Scholarships are awarded every two years on the same year as the NCLA Conference.
Application forms and instructions may be found at http://www.nclaonline.org/professional-development/form/scholarship-appl....