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Virginia Library Association Scholarships


Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 2

The Virginia Library Association will award three $2500 scholarships for students pursuing a Master's degree in Library Science at ALA- accredited schools. The Clara Stanley Scholarship is awarded by the VLA Professional Associates Forum (VLAPAF); the CDR Alexander C. Varga Memorial Scholarship and the VLA Scholarship are provided by the Virginia Library Association.

The eligibility requirements for VLA Scholarships are:

A) Residence in the state of Virginia or currently employed in a Virginia Library.

B) Undergraduate degree.

C) Acceptance by or currently enrolled in an American Library Association accredited library school. MUST be earning a Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

D) Membership in the Virginia Library Association.

E) For the Clara Stanley VLAPAF Scholarship: current employment at a Virginia library is required.

The major factors considered in making the awards are:

A) Evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship in Virginia.

B) Financial need.

C) Potential for outstanding achievement in the library profession.

D) Academic excellence.

E) Membership in the Virginia Library Association.

In order to be considered, your application, including two (2) references, is to be submitted by March 6, 2020. You must have two (2) references. One (1) of the two (2) references must be a librarian or other information professional employed in the state of Virginia. A link to the Recommendation Form is available on the VLA web site. This form must be submitted by the reference persons themselves.


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