Beard Scholarship

🏆 Available: 1
💰 $1,500
⏳ 05/14

Scholarship Description

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance toward completing a Master’s degree in library science for candidates who show strong potential to inspire and motivate their peers in the profession and in professional associations.

The recipient must:

  • Be completing the senior year in an accredited college or university or be a graduate of such an institution.
  • Be accepted or enrolled as a student in a master’s degree program at a library school accredited by the American Library Association. Students who have already begun their programs are eligible to apply for both scholarships.
  • Be ready to begin the program of study not later than the fall term of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Indicate an intention to complete degree requirements within three years.
  • Maintain a passing grade average throughout the program and submit grade reports to the committee chair at the end of each term.
  • Agree to work for one year following graduation from library school in a library-related capacity in Georgia, or agree to pay back a prorated amount of the award plus interest.  Repayment must be made within a two year period.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens
  • Award is available to Canadian citizens
  • Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Essay required

How To Apply

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Donor: Georgia Library Association - GLA Scholarship Fund

The Georgia Library Association includes over 800 librarians, paraprofessionals, and friends representing school, public, academic and special libraries. Members are dedicated to developing the role of libraries in advancing educational, cultural and economic life in Georgia, promoting the expansion and improvement of library service, and fostering activities towards these ends.