Scholarship Opportunities

Check here for information about educational funding opportunities in Library and Information Science as well as general scholarship opportunities.

SCC Library Scholarships

Go to the SCC Scholarships page to find more information about the scholarships, the application process and deadlines.

 

Donor Name: Friends of the Elk Grove Library

Amount: $500

Quantity: 1

Cumulative GPA: 2.8

Qualifying Major: Library and Information Tech – Associate in Science

Current Enrollment Status: 6 or more units

Units Completed: 12.00

Recipients

  • 2018 – Colette Kavanaugh
  • 2017 – Low Meng Saechao
  • 2016 – Kerryn Fleeman

Donor Name: Stephen and Kristin Gunn

Amount: $500

Quantity: 1

Cumulative GPA: No GPA requirements

Qualifying Major: Library and Information Technology Associate in Science.

Current Enrollment Status: 6 or more units

Units Completed: 12.00 units at SCC. These do not have to be LIBT units.

Student must be working towards the Library and Information Technology Degree.

Recipients

  • 2018 – Janice Duvall

Amount: $500

Quantity: 1

Cumulative GPA: No GPA requirements

Qualifying Major: Associate of Science or Certificate of Achievement in Library and Information Technology

Current Enrollment Status: 6 or more units

Units Completed: 12.00 units at SCC. These do not have to be LIBT units.

Additional Requirements: Applicants must be majoring in Library and Information Technology.

Recipients

  • 2018 – Guadalupe Velasquez

 

Donor Name: Terry and Penny Kastanis

Amount: $500

Quantity: 3

Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Qualifying Major: Associate of Science or Certificate of Achievement in Library and Information Technology

Current Enrollment Status: 6 or more units

Units Completed: 12.00 units at SCC. These do not have to be LIBT units.

Additional Requirements: Scholarships are intended for future library employees. Personal letter must include future goals, work experience, campus or community activities. Two letters of recommendation from an SCC professor and library mentor.

Submission Requirements

Students will need to submit an application essay and two letters of recommendation. One letter must come from an instructor at SCC. The other letter may come from a library mentor. The letters and essay are submitted via forms in the SCC Scholarship website.

Recipients

  • 2018 – Colette Kavanaugh, Guadalupe Velasquez, Pamela Williams
  • 2017 – Temperance Bonner and Sara Schwartz-Kendall
  • 2016 – Rebecca Edgar and Kristen Owsley
  • 2015 – Natalie Hadden and Serena Vogel
  • 2014 – Stephen Passey
  • 2013 – Kate Ramos and Joshua Rhodes
  • 2012 – Sierra Campbell and Unnur Karadottir-Wells
  • 2011 – Ioana Ene and Kimberly Reid
  • 2010 – Margaret Lirones and Tatyana Zhulid
  • 2009 – Amanda Takemoto
  • 2008 – Lynn Baker and Elizabeth Yeatts

Library Organization Scholarship Opportunities

The American Library Association has a substantial scholarship program.

“The American Library Association (ALA) is committed to promoting and advancing the librarian profession. To demonstrate this commitment, the ALA and its units provide more than $300,000 annually for study in a master’s degree in library and information studies from an ALA accredited program, or for a master’s degree with a specialty in school librarianship that meets the ALA curriculum guidelines for a Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited unit.”

CLA’s scholarships recognize future leaders in the California library community. All scholarship recipients are honored at the annual CLA Awards Gala.

  • The CLA Scholarship For Minority Students In Memory Of Edna Yelland supports ethnic minority students in the attainment of a graduate degree in library or information science. Candidates must be enrolled in a master’s program in an ALA-accredited library school and have completed one or more courses. CLA awards three scholarships annually, in the amount of $2,500 each. The amount of each scholarship may change, depending upon available funds and the financial need of applicants.
  • The Begun Scholarship supports continuing library school students who have demonstrated a commitment to becoming children’s or young adult librarians in a California public library. One scholarship of $3,000 is awarded annually.
  • CLA Conference Scholarship supports CLA members to attend the annual conference.  Priority is given to students, paraprofessionals, those with employers that cannot support conference attendance fees.

The Medical Library Association “offers a variety of funding opportunities to assist qualified students in graduate library science programs and to enable practicing health sciences librarians to pursue professional development.”

Check the Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships page for more information.

General Scholarship Opportunities

Minimum requirements

  • Be a current high school senior or graduate; have earned a GED certificate; or currently be a postsecondary undergraduate student.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0, based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university in the U.S. in the fall of 2018.
  • Be a SMUD customer living in SMUD’s service area, or have a SMUD customer as a legal guardian.

Awards will be based on merit and financial need with a preference for students with a major relevant to SMUD. Not open to SMUD employees or their relatives.

Applications for 2018 will be accepted through April 30.

SMUD’s “Powering Futures” scholarships