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MLA Scholarship for Minority Students

A scholarship for up to $5,000 will be granted to a minority student who is entering a Masters program at an ALA-accredited library school or has yet to finish at least one half of the program's requirements in the year following the granting of the scholarship. African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Islander American individuals who wish to study health sciences librarianship are eligible. Application, criteria and submission details.

Scholarship Recipients

  • 2013: Kimberly Tate
  • 2012: Ligia Patricia Groff
  • 2011: Phill Jo
  • 2010: Maria Tan
  • Michele Mason Coles (Annual Meeting Scholarship)
  • 2009: Vivian Okyere
  • Margarita Shawcross (Annual Meeting Scholarship)
  • 2008: Manju Tanwar
  • Elana Churchill (Annual Meeting Scholarship)
  • 2007: Paula Maez
  • Lisa Chow (Annual Meeting Scholarship)
  • 2006: Monique Escamilla
  • Ivonne Martinez (Annual Meeting Scholarship)
  • 2005: Shamsha Damani
  • 2004: Rebecca Davies-Venn
  • 2003: Martha Preddie
  • 2002: Crystal Smith
  • 2001: Felicia Smith
  • 2000: Cheryl L. Jacocks-Terrell
  • 1999: Tomeka Oubichon
  • 1998: Barbara Ferrer Kenney
  • 1997: Yan Hong Li (Amy)
  • 1996: Jean Chung
  • 1995: Lora Gault
  • 1994: Hua Yi
  • 1993: Velora Avis Jernigan
  • 1992: Jenifer Lyn Grady
  • 1991: Louis Lik-Fu Tong
  • 1990: Judith V. Rogers
  • 1989: none awarded
  • 1988: Jacquelyn Patricia Cenacveiira
  • 1987: none awarded
  • 1986: Joy E. Summers
  • 1985: Sheila M. Johnson
  • 1984: Eric Brasley
  • 1983: Kathleen Love
  • 1982: Mamie McCain Doss
  • 1981: Omia G. Smith
  • 1980: Phillip E. Tolbert
  • 1979: none awarded
  • 1978: Eleanor Hill
  • 1977: Barbara Best Nichols
  • 1976: Ernestine Andrews
  • 1973: Carol Jean Yates

Please contact MLA (312.419.9094 x15) for more information about any of MLA's grants, scholarships or fellowships.