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Roger K. Summit Scholarship. Deadline March 30th, 2015.

Share this Scholarship Opportunity Today—Deadline is March 30th!

ProQuest is proud to present the Roger K. Summit Scholarship; open to all LIS students worldwide. The award is the equivalent of US $5,000 and is presented at the Special Libraries Association 2015 Annual Conference to be held June 14-16 in Boston, Massachusetts or at a regional location in proximity to the winner.

Applicants must be students who are currently enrolled in an accredited library or information science program. The scholarship recipient, who must have demonstrated outstanding interest or performance in electronic information services, is selected based upon the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Demonstrated interest in electronic information services, based on course work, research, and experience
  • Faculty recommendations

The Roger K. Summit Scholarship, awarded annually by ProQuest, was established to honor Dr. Roger K. Summit, the founder of Dialog, for his outstanding contributions to the field of information science.

Applications are being accepted now through March 30, 2015. To learn more about the scholarship or to download an application, click here.

If you are an LIS instructor, please share this information with your students.

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Applications open for 2015 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Conable Conference Scholarship — Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2015

Applications are now open for the 2015 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). The Conable Conference Scholarship provides funding for an LIS student or recent graduate to attend the American Library Association’s Annual Conference. The 2015 ALA Annual Conference will be held June 25-30 in San Francisco, California.

The goal of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship is to advance two principles that Conable held dear: intellectual freedom and mentorship.

The scholarship provides for conference registration, transportation, and housing for six nights, along with a $300 stipend for meals and other expenses. In return, the recipient will be expected to attend FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and events at the conference, consult with a mentor/board member, and provide a report about their experiences. The recipient also will receive a one-year FTRF membership and will be invited, although not required, to provide daily updates about his or her experience on the Freedom to Read Foundation blog.

The deadline for submitting an application for the 2015 Conable Conference Scholarship is Friday, April 3, 2015; the award will be announced by the first week in May.

Who is eligible: Students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited LIS degree program or an AASL-recognized master’s program in school librarianship and new professionals (those who are three or fewer years removed from receiving a library school degree) are eligible to receive the Conable Conference Scholarship. Those interested must submit an application that includes two references and an essay detailing their interest in intellectual freedom issues. Applicants also are required to attach a résumé. If the recipient has already registered for ALA’s Annual Conference, he or she will have the conference fee refunded.

To apply for the Conable Conference Scholarship, visit http://www.ftrf.org/?Conable_Scholarship. For more information, please contact Jonathan Kelley at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226 or jokelley@ala.org.

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Daughters of the American Revolution Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship — Deadline February 15 (for applications to be postmarked)

Please consider applying for this scholarship in Archives Management. The deadline is February 15 (for applications to be postmarked).

Daughters of the American Revolution Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship

A one-time only, preferred amount award of $3,000 to a student with a minimum 3.0 average at the third year level of undergraduate study or studying at the graduate level, studying Archives Management with a preference given to applicants focusing on American History

Mail completed scholarship application form to:

National Vice Chair Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship
7804 Stratford Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814

The application form is online here:

http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Best wishes
Layla Heimlich, MILS
Daughters of the American Revolution , National Vice Chair (Cloyd Scholarship)

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