About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the American Library Association, which is the oldest and largest library association in the world. It works to expand library services in America to promote the profession of librarianship. The ALA Century Scholarship is an annual scholarship that funds services, that are either not provided by law or otherwise by the university, for students with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited program.


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • The applicant must complete the application which can be found on the American Library Association site.

  • Along with the application, the applicant must also submit three references, official academic transcripts, FAFSA, and medical documentation of their disability. The documentation should identify the disability and how it affects the student's ability to complete the course of study. 

How much the scholarship award amounts to?

  • The award amounts to $2,500 per year and is non-renewable.

  •  Up to one award is offered per year.

Deadline Information

The deadline date is set for March 1, 2020

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.

  • Student with a disability or disabilities.

  • Must major in library science.

  • Must plan to pursue or be pursuing an eligible master's program.

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