MLA Scholarship

Medical Librarian Association Scholarship, USA

Scholarship for USA and Canada Citizens, USA

A MLA scholarship of up to $ 5,000.00 is awarded annually by the Medical Library Association (MLA) to a student who shows excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in health sciences librarianship.

The MLA scholarship is announced at the annual meeting of the association, where the recipient will also receive a one – year student membership in the Medical Library Association and free inclusive student registration at the association’s annual meeting.

Medical Librarian Association Scholarship Eligibility :

  • The applicant must be entering a Masters program at an ALA – accredited graduate library school or, at the time of the granting of the scholarship (February), have completed no more than one – half of the academic requirements of the graduate program.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of or have permanent residence in either the United States or Canada.
  • An applicant who is a past recipient of the MLA Scholarship or the MLA Scholarship for Minority Students is ineligible.

Application deadline : 1st December 2010.

 

MLA Minority Students Scholarships

MLA Scholarship for Minority Students, USA

Scholarship for African – American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Islander Candidates

The purpose of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Scholarship for Minority Students is to encourage candidates who show excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in health sciences librarianship.

The MLA minority student scholarship will be granted to a student who is entering a program at an ALA – accredited library school or continuing the study of health sciences librarianship at the master’s level.

The recipient also receives a one – year student membership in MLA, and free, inclusive student registration at the association’s annual meeting.

MLA Minority Student Scholarship Eligibility :

  • The applicant must be a member of a minority group. A minority group is defined as African – American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Islander.
  • The applicant must be entering an ALA – accredited graduate library school or must have completed no more than half of his or her graduate program at the time the award is made (February).
  • The applicant must be a citizen of or have permanent residence status in the United States or Canada.
  • A past recipient of the MLA Scholarship for Minority Students is ineligible.

Terms :

  • The applicant must submit nine copies of the completed application by December 1.
  • The applicant must submit a minimum of two letters of reference and no more than three from persons not related to the applicant. The letters of reference should be from persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s character, education, and abilities. Letters of reference must be submitted by December 1.
  • By December 1, an official transcript from each college or university attended must be sent directly from the respective institution that grants either baccalaureate degree or library study degree.
  • The applicant must include a statement of career objectives with the submitted application form.
  • A MLA minority student scholarship of up to $ 5,000.00 paid in two equal installments.
  • The period of disbursement will not exceed one year past the date of the annual meeting.
  • Depending on the qualifications of the candidates, the jury may recommend that a scholarship not be awarded in a given year.

 

MLA Doctoral Fellowship

MLA Doctoral Fellowship 2011, USA

Doctoral Fellowship for USA and Canada Citizen, USA

The purpose of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Doctoral Fellowship is to foster and encourage superior students to conduct doctoral work in health sciences librarianship or information science by providing support to individuals who have been admitted to candidacy.

The award was established by Thomson ISI and is administered by the Medical Library Association. The award is granted bi – annually. The next scheduled date of distribution is 2010.

The MLA Doctoral Fellowship will support research or travel applicable to the completion of a doctoral project in an area of health science librarianship or information science.

MLA Doctoral Fellowship Eligibility :

  • The applicant must be a graduate of an ALA – accredited school of library science.
  • The candidate must be a candidate in a Ph.D. program with emphasis on biomedical and health – related information science. Preference will be given to applicants who have at least 75% of their course work completed and dissertation prospectus either approved or in the approval process.
  • The candidate must be a citizen of or have permanent residence status in the United States or Canada.
  • A past recipient of the MLA Doctoral Fellowship is ineligible.

Terms :

  • The applicant must submit a completed application to the Professional Development Department at MLA to be received by December 1.
  • Two letters of reference are required. One reference must be from the applicant’s advisor for the doctoral program in which he or she is enrolled, and the other must be from a person recognized for special competence or expertise in the proposal field.
  • The candidate is required to submit an informative summary and detailed budget for the doctoral project, along with an application.
  • The applicant must include a statement of career objectives with the submitted application form.
  • Once the doctoral fellowship is awarded, no changes may be made in budget or plans without prior approval from the Medical Library Association.

 
 

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