Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ginny Frankenthaler Memorial Scholarship in Library Science

Sponsor: Southeastern Library Association

Deadline: May 01, 2011

The purpose of the scholarship is to recruit beginning professional librarians who possess potential for leadership and commitment to service in libraries in the southeastern United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia). The scholarship provides financial assistance towards completion of the graduate degree in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association (TALA).

he recipient of the scholarship must:
1. Be completing the senior year of an accredited college or university or be a graduate of such an institution
2. Be accepted as a student in a degree program accredited by the American Library Association
3. Be ready to begin the program of study no later than the fall term of the year in which the scholarship is awarded
4. Indicate the intention to complete degree requirements within three years
5. Maintain a B grade point average throughout the program and submit grade reports at the end of each term
6. Agree to work for one year following graduation from library school in a school, public or academic library in the southeastern United States. If, after graduation, the recipient does not work for one year in a school, public or academic library in the Southeastern United States, the recipient must pay back the amount of the scholarship, including interest. Repayment must be made within a two year period.

Other considerations being equal, residents of Liberty County, Georgia, or Southeastern Georgia will be given preference.