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Friday, October 14, 2016

MLA Scholarship for Minority Students

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is calling all qualified candidates to apply for the 2017 MLA Scholarship for Minority Students.  MLA wants to support your excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in health sciences librarianship.   The scholarship is for $5000.00 plus one year of student membership in MLA and free inclusive student registration at the 2017 annual meeting in Seattle, WA.

Please consider applying if you are

·         A member of a minority group, defined as Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino,     Asian, Aboriginal, North American Indian, or Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

·         Entering a Masters Program at an ALA-Accredited graduate library school OR at the time of the granting of the scholarship (February 2017), have completed no more than one-half of the academic requirements of the graduate program

·         A citizen of or have permanent residence in either the United States or Canada

·         Not a past recipient of the MLA Scholarship or the MLA Scholarship for Minority Students

     Membership in MLA is not required

Application materials and information are available by following the link below.  Please note that you will need to submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities and also need a minimum of two, but no more than three, letters of recommendation to complete your application.   

All application materials are due to the MLA Headquarters by fax, email, or postal mail by December 1, 2016.

You do not have to be an MLA member to apply for the scholarship.  Just register for a free guest account to access the online form.