Mary V. Gaver Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $3,000
Awards Available: 1

An annual scholarship consisting of $3,000 to a U.S./Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is pursuing an MLS specializing youth services in an ALA-accredited program.

Established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor who made many contributions in library youth services.

Eligibility

  • U.S. or Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Attend ALA-accredited Master's Program.
  • No more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded.
  • Personal Statement.

Applicant Responsibility

Attend ALA accredited Master's Program.

Selection Criteria

The following items are required for all scholarship applications. Be sure to check the requirements of the specific scholarship for which you are applying because you may need to mail additional documents.

  1. Required. Completed online application (which includes a personal statement).
  2. Required. Completed references (only references on the official online form will be accepted).  A total of three references must be submitted. You will be prompted to indicate your professional references within the online application.
  3. Required. Official academic transcripts from institutions where you received your bachelors degree. These can be submitted directly from the institution, or mailed in the unopened envelope as received from the degree-granting institutions along with any other materials you may need to submit. Only official (sealed) copies will be accepted. All items must be received in the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse by March 1st to be considered.  The mailing address is: ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601.

Notification

Recipients will be contacted by phone after June 1st.   All other applicants will be notified by e-mail after July 1st.

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