Many organizations offer scholarships for LIS education. Here are just a few of them. Check with individual chapters of local or regional professional associations to find additional sponsors in your area of interest.
See also the Grants webpage for funding to attend professional conferences or to pursue student research.
Deadlines given are approximate and may change from year to year. Check each organization's website for current information.
American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Education Scholarships
Annual. April 1.
American Library Association (ALA) Black Caucus E. J. Josey Scholarship
Annual. December 15.
American Library Association (ALA) Scholarships
Annual. March 1.
American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship
Annual. March 1.
Association of Jewish Libraries Scholarship
Annual. April 4.
Beta Phi Mu Scholarships
Annual. Applications accepted beginning November 1; deadline March 15.
California Library Association (CLA) Begun Scholarship (children's or youth services)
Annual. June 1.
California School Library Association (CSLA) Jewel Gardiner Memorial Scholarship
Semiannual. Aug. 1 – Fall. Nov. 1 – Spring.
California School Library Association (CSLA) Southern Section LMT Scholarship
Annual. Late winter.
Friends of Leisure World Library Scholarship
Not available for 2013.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Medical Library Association Scholarship
Annual. December 1.
Medical Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students
New England Library Association (NELA) Scholarships
Annual. March 15.
Orange County Library Association Scholarship
Even Years. March 28.
Rita Torres / Bibliotecas Para La Gente Scholarship
Annual. November 15.
Dialog Roger K. Summit Scholarship
Serra Multicultural Library Scholarship
Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL) Scholarship
SJSU CASA Dean's SLIS Graduate Scholarship
SJSU Graduate Equity Fellowship
Annual. Applications open in April; deadline is early June.
SJSU SLIS Somerton Educational Grants
Ongoing; no deadline.
Special Libraries Association (SLA) San Diego Chapter Scholarship
Annual. Details announced in late August.
Washington Library Association (WLA) Scholarship
Annual. December 30.