Are you an African American, Latino or Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander or Native American or Alaskan Native descent student? If your answer is yes then here is good news for you. The Wisconsin Library Association is happily welcoming candidates to apply for the Diversity Scholarship. African American, Latino or Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander or Native American or Alaskan Native descent student who has been admitted to a master’s degree program in library and information science at a Wisconsin school for the coming academic year are eligible to apply.
The goal of the program is to offer equal opportunity to everyone. The association is willing to defray the load of the expenses on the candidates and encourage them to do better in their academic and benefit the library major through their knowledge and excellence. The scholarship aims to reduce the financial burden from the candidates who are struggling. This is a special program for underrepresented students.
The Wisconsin Library Association or WLA is the association that inspires, advocates and engages the library professionals and the students who are passionate towards their dream of being a library professional. They encourage the members to involve in their various units and support their mission. They understand the delicateness of the current situation of minorities in the nation and are motivated to improve it.
Check the table below for more details about the scholarship:
|Educational Level||University or college students|
|Number of Awards||Undefined|
|Nationality||Domestic and International|
|Application Deadline||June 15, 2021|
Who May Be Eligible?
Take a look at the criteria below to ensure your eligibility:
- African American, Latino or Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander or Native American or Alaskan Native descent student who has been admitted to a master’s degree program in library and information science at a Wisconsin school for the coming academic year are eligible to apply.
- Candidates should be a current of permanent Wisconsin resident.
How to Apply
If you are interested in the program, then you can apply for it through an online application. All the required details and materials should be submitted with concern. Please have a note that the foundation will reject late or incomplete applications. All data students submitting should be legit, and fellows should provide enough material to prove their excellence. If you have any questions you can contact: Scholarship committee chair, WLA Foundation, Inc, 4610 South Biltmore Lane, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53718-2153.
Students will receive an amount of $950. Candidates should be informed that this is a one-time award. The monetary scholarship award varies and is based on funds available. This amount must only be used to pay educational expenses of the winning candidates. This program encourages students to do better in their library careers.
The last date to apply for the program is June 15, 2021. Late applications will be rejected by the association.