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    MLA Scholarship for Underrepresented Students

    Offered by Medical Library Association

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 24, 2024
    1 award worth up to

    $5,000

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    November 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    The Medical Library Association (MLA) is proud to offer the MLA Scholarship for Underrepresented Students to recognize a student who demonstrates exceptional scholarship and potential in health sciences librarianship. The recipient will be announced at the MLA’s annual conference and will receive a one-year MLA student membership and free inclusive student registration, in addition to up to $5,000 to go toward their post-secondary education. To be eligible, applicants must belong to an underrepresented ethnic or racial group and be entering a master’s program at an American Library Association-accredited graduate library school or have completed no more than half of the academic requirements. Some eligible ethnic groups include Black/African-American, Latinx, Asian, Aboriginal, North American Indian or Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. If you’re eligible, apply to take advantage of this incredible opportunity!

    About Medical Library Association

    The Medical Library Association (MLA) is a global, nonprofit educational organization, with a membership of more than 400 institutions and 3,000 professionals in the health information field. Since 1898, MLA has fostered excellence in the professional practice and leadership of health sciences library and information professionals to enhance health care, education, and research throughout the world. MLA offers a variety of funding opportunities to assist qualified students in graduate library science programs and to enable practicing health sciences librarians to pursue professional development.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Race/Ethnicity

    Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American

    Academic Interest

    Library and Information Sciences

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Academic transcript

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    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents.

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    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Medical Library Association at [email protected].

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