The 2014-15 E J Josey Scholarship Award Committee of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association seeks essay submissions that address the following topic: How do you maintain traditional library resources and services with the rise of virtual resources and services to a diverse community of library users?
The E. J. Josey Scholarships are unrestricted grants of $2,000 awarded annually to African American students enrolled in or accepted by ALA accredited programs.
Persons Wishing to Apply Must:
- Be an African American Citizen of the United States or Canada.
- Be enrolled or accepted by ALA-accredited graduate program leading to a degree in library and information science at the time of application.
The deadline for the essays is December 15, 2014. Essays should be submitted in Microsoft Word to:
- The winning essays will be announced at the mid winter meeting of BCALA in Chicago, IL during the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in January, 2015.
- Include a cover letter providing the applicant's name, address, phone number, graduate program, and name of school and anticipated date of graduation.
- Essay submissions must be in plain text, Microsoft Word format to be mailed electronically as an attachment.
- Only essays submitted electronically will be considered. Please include E.J. Josey in the subject line of your electronic submission. The essay must be typed, doubled-spaced.
- Please use the MLA style and include a minimum of six bibliographical references.
- Essays will be judged on the basis of good argument development and critical analysis, clear language, conciseness, and creativity.
For more information, visit: http://www.bcala.org/awards/joseyapps.htm
Past Winners 1994-