Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship

🏆 Available: 2
💰 $8,000
⏳ 03/01

Scholarship Description

The Bound to Stay Bound Books (BTSB) Scholarship provides financial assistance in the form of four $8,000 annual awards for the education of men and women who intend to pursue an MLS or advanced degree and who plan to work in the area of library service to children. This work may be serving children up to and including the age of 14 in any type library. Each scholarship will be granted to two candidates whose educational and personal qualifications indicate fitness for professional preparation at the graduate level in the field of library work with children. Factors considered are academic excellence, leadership qualities and a desire to work with children in any type of library. The applicants must be accepted coursework at a library school accredited by the American Library Association (which may include Canadian schools) that offers a full range of courses in children’s materials and library services to children. A letter from the school indicating the applicant is under consideration will be acceptable to begin the application process; however, a letter of acceptance from an ALA-accredited library school must be received by June 1. The applicant may not have earned more than 12 semester hours toward an MLS/MLIS prior to June 1 of the year awarded. The recipients will be expected to accept positions after graduation in the field of library service to children.

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

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Recommendations or references required
  • Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)
  • Personal Statement

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Donor: ALA-ALSC Association For Library Service to Children

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. From creative programming and best practices to continuing education and professional connections—ALSC members are innovators in the field of children’s library service.