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Scholarships

There are many scholarship opportunities for students who wish to enter the library science field. The Palmer School maintains this database of grants and scholarships to assist students in obtaining the Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science at an affordable cost. In addition to the scholarships listed here, students interested in enrolling in the Dual Degree program with Long Island University and New York University should contact NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) for information about financial aid opportunities. In addition, prospective students should review the information available at the GSAS Web site regarding financial aid, http://gsas.nyu.edu/page/grad.financialaid.html.

American Library Association (ALA)

General Scholarships

Marshall Cavendish Scholarship
Amount: $3,000 (paid in two installments to the recipient)

David H. Clift Scholarship
Amount: $3,000 (paid in two installments to the recipient)

Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship
Amount: $5,000 (paid in two installments to the recipient)

Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident attending an ALA accredited Master's Program with no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded. Factors considered in making the awards include academic excellence, leadership and evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship.

ALA Spectrum Initiative

Amount: $5,000 annually (paid in two installments to the recipient)
Eligibility: Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada and must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander with no more than 12 credit hours completed toward degree.

ALA Doctoral Scholarship

Amount: $1,500 and a plaque donated by Thomson Scientific
Eligibility: Be an active doctoral student in the academic librarianship area in a degree-granting institution, have completed all coursework, have had a dissertation proposal accepted by the institution.

American Association of School Librarians

(AASL - ALA subdivision)

Jay W. Toor, Library Learning Resources Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Eligibility: The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student preparing to become a school library media specialist at the preschool, elementary, or secondary level. The recipient must pursue graduate level education in an ALA-accredited library school program or in a school library media program that meets the ALA curriculum guidelines for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Association for Library Services to Children

(ALSC - ALA subdivision)

The Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship
Amount: Two $6,000 scholarships

The Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship
Amount: Four $6,500 scholarships Eligibility: Must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident attending an ALA accredited master's program with no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded. Factors considered in making the awards include academic excellence, leadership and evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship. The recipients will be expected to accept positions after graduation in the field of library service to children for at least one year. These positions shall be in the United States or Canada, or in a library provided for dependents of military personnel of the United States or Canada. Within a year of graduation, each recipient is expected to submit to the Association for Library Service to Children a letter from an institution’s director or personnel department verifying appointment as a children’s librarian. If the recipient does not complete this requirement, for any reason within the recipient’s control, the scholarship money must be refunded. Failure to fulfill requirements will result in forfeiture, or repayment of scholarship monies.

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies

(ASCLA - ALA subdivision)

Century Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Eligibility: Applicants have a disability and be attending an ALA accredited master's program. The scholarship will fund services or accommodations that are either not provided by law or otherwise by the university that will enable the student or students to successfully compete the course of study.

Library Support Staff Scholarships

(LSS - ALA subdivision)

Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship
Amount: $3,000 (paid in two installments to the recipient)

Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship
Amount: $3,000 (paid in two installments to the recipient)

Tony B. Leisner Scholarship
Amount: $3,000 (paid in two installments to the recipient)

Eligibility: Open to library support staff currently working in a library. Must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident attending an ALA accredited Master's Program with no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded. Factors considered in making the awards include academic excellence, leadership, evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship.

Library Youth Services Scholarship

(LYS - ALA subdivision)

Mary V. Gaver Scholarship
Amount: $3,000 (paid in two installments to the recipient)
Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident specializing in the field of library youth services and attending an ALA accredited master's program with no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded.

Library and Information Technology Association

(LITA - ALA subdivision)

Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library and Information Technology
Amount: $3,000
Eligibility: Candidates must be attending an ALA accredited master's program with no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded.

OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology
Amount: $3,000
Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident attending an ALA accredited master's program with no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded. The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries; and who are qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic).

LSSI Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology
Amount: $2,500
Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident attending an ALA accredited master's program with no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded. The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in, and a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries; and who are qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic).

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)

Educational Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Each scholarship has its own requirements and application. Please see the respective type of scholarship at the web site.

Type I: Library Degree for Law School Graduates
Eligibility: Awarded to a law school graduate working towards a degree in an accredited library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian. Preference in selection is given to persons with meaningful law library experience. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.

Type II: Library School Graduates Attending Law School
Eligibility: Awarded to a library school graduate working toward a degree in an accredited law school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian, who has meaningful law library experience and has no more than 36 semester (54 quarter) credit hours remaining before qualifying for the law degree. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.

Type III: Library Degree for Non-Law School Graduates:
Eligibility: Awarded to a college graduate with meaningful law library experience who is a degree candidate in an accredited library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian. Preference is given to applicants working for degrees with emphasis on courses in law librarianship. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.

Type IV: Library School Graduates Seeking A Non-Law Degree:
Eligibility: Awarded to library school graduates who are degree candidates in an area, other than law, which will be beneficial to the development of a professional career in law librarianship and who intend to have a career as a law librarian. Scholarship restricted to members of AALL. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.

Type V: Law Librarians in Continuing Education Courses:
Eligibility: Awarded to law librarians with a degree from an accredited library or law school who are registrants in continuing education courses related to law librarianship.

LexisNexis™/John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Candidates who apply for any of the AALL Educational Scholarships, become automatically eligible to receive the John Johnson LexisNexis™ Memorial Scholarship. No separate application is needed. Scholarships are awarded annually at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need.

James F. Connolly LexisNexis™ Academic & Library Solutions Scholarship

Amount: $3,000
Eligibility: Awarded to a library school graduate with meaningful law library experience, who is pursuing a degree in an accredited law school with the intention of having a career in law librarianship and has no more than 36 semester (54 quarter) credit hours remaining before qualifying for the degree. Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated an interest in government documents. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS)

Amount: $2,500 to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection
Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library science, art history, studio art or museum studies may apply for the award.

Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)

Amount: $1,000 (more scholarships may be added annually if funding permits)
Eligibility: APALA members who are U.S. or Canadian citizens/permanent residents and either currently attending or accepted into an ALA accredited library school, must be of Asian/Pacific Islander heritage.

Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL)

Amount: $500
Eligibility: Must be enrolled in ALA accredited library school and show participation in Judaic studies at an academic or less formal level and/or experience working in Judaica libraries.

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)

Amount: Five $4,000 scholarships annually, one application for all
Eligibility: Must be enrolled full time in a graduate-level or other advanced program in moving image studies or production, library or information services, archival administration, museum studies or a related discipline; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year; and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) New York Metropolitan Chapter

H. Brooke Dowd Student Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Full or part-time students from the New York City area enrolled in an ALA accredited master's program.

Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce
Amount: $2,500 awarded for the fall and spring semesters for two years for a total award of $10,000. ARL will also cover the costs for the awardee to attendee the Leadership Summit held in conjunction with ALA Midwinter.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a member of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic). Applicants must take at least 6 credits per semester at an ALA accredited graduate program and be interested in pursuing a career in an academic or research library. Awardee must secure employment with a participating library for a minimum of two years after completion of the MLS degree or equivalent.

Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)

E.J. Josey Scholarship Award
Amount: Two $2,000 scholarships
Eligibility: Must be an African American of the United States and enrolled in an ALA accredited master's program.

New York Black Librarian's Caucus (NYBLC)

Donna Hoke Scholarship
Amount: Two $1,000 scholarships
Eligibility: Must be accepted into an ALA accredited library program and a resident of New York state.

The Children’s Librarians Association of Suffolk County(CLASC)

Carolyn Cacioppo Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Eligibility: Must be resident of Suffolk County, be attending an ALA accredited graduate library school and exhibit an interest in children's librarianship in public libraries.

Chinese American Library Association (CALA)

CALA Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Applicants must be a full time student enrolled in ALA-accredited master's programs or in doctoral programs in Library and Information Science in degree-granting institutions in North America and be of Chinese nationality or of Chinese descent.

The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship
Amount: $200
Eligibility: Applicants must be a full time student enrolled in ALA accredited master's programs or in doctoral programs in Library and Information Science in degree-granting institutions in North America and be of Chinese nationality or of Chinese descent.

The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Applicants must be a full time student enrolled in ALA accredited master's programs or in doctoral programs in Library and Information Science in degree-granting institutions in North America and be of Chinese nationality or of Chinese descent.

Connecticut Library Association (CLA)

Amount: $1,000 plus a year’s membership in CLA
Eligibility: Applicants must be a student enrolled in ALA accredited master's programs and be a Connecticut resident.

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

A.R. Zipf Fellowship in Information Management
Amount: $10,000
Eligibility: The fellowship is awarded annually to a student who is enrolled in graduate school, in the early stages of study, and who shows exceptional promise for leadership and technical achievement in information management.

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources
Amount: About 10 awards issued at a stipend of $1,600 per month for 8-12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $800 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $20,000.
Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States, plan to do dissertation research primarily in original source material in the holdings of archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, related repositories, or a combination, etc.

Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY)

Type I
Amount: $1,200
Eligibility: For a new library school student enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s program n the New York metropolitan area.

Type II
Amount: $1,200
Eligibility: Applicant must be an LLAGNY member enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s program in the New York metropolitan area with at least 12 credits completed towards the degree along with at least three years of work experience in a law library.

Long Island School Media Association (LISMA)

Amount: $500
Eligibility: Applicant must be pursuing a master’s degree in Library Science at an ALA accredited library school in a program of study leading to certification as a library school media specialist. The applicant must be a Nassau County resident.

Medical Library Association (MLA)

MLA Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Eligibility: Applicant must entering an ALA accredited library school or who has yet to finish at least one half of the program's requirements in the year following the granting of the scholarship.

MLA Scholarship for Minority Students
Amount: $5,000
Eligibility: Applicant must be a minority student entering an ALA accredited library school or who 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.

MLA/NLM Spectrum Scholarship
Amount: Total amount of $6,500 divided between two students
Eligibility: Applicants must be a minority student entering an ALA accredited library school. African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Islander American individuals who wish to study health sciences librarianship are eligible.

**Upstate New York/Ontario Chapter of the MLA**
Amount: Two $500 scholarship awards. As an added bonus, each awardee will receive a one-year membership in UNYOC. There will be one scholarship awarded to a Canadian applicant and one to a US applicant.
Eligibility: The applicant must currently be enrolled in, or working toward, a masters degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university in New York State or Ontario. The scholarship monies are intended to offset the cost of a course in a topic related to health sciences librarianship.

Thomson Scientific/ MLA Doctoral Fellowship
Amount: $2,000
Eligibility: Applicants must be engaged in doctoral in an area of health sciences librarianship or information sciences. The award supports research or travel applicable to the candidate's study within a twelve-month period. The award is given every other year and may not be used for tuition.

Nassau County Library Association (NCLA)

Andrew Ippolito Scholarship Award
Amount: $2,000
Eligibility: Any NCLA (Nassau County Library Association) member enrolled in an ALA accredited Library or Information Science program located within the New York Metropolitan area that has completed at least 12 credits towards a Master's Degree.

New England Library Association (NELA)

NELA Scholarship
Amount: $2,000 for full-time student, $1,000 for part time student
Eligibility: Open to New England residents who are attending library school in New York, show demonstrated financial need, and plan to continue their careers in New England.

New Jersey Library Association (NJLA)

Sarah B. Askew Amount: $3,500

Diversity Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Hinsdale Scholarship Amount: $500

Karma Foundation Scholarship Amount: Full tuition to attain MLS degree (includes internship at NJLA office)

George Lamonte Scholarship Amount: $2,500

Roger McDonough Scholarship Amount: $500

NJLA Members Scholarship Amount: $3,500

Past President Scholarship Amount: $500

Eligibility for all NJLA scholarships: Applicants must matriculate in an ALA accredited graduate program that allows the graduate eligibility for a New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate. Applicants must be a resident of New Jersey or have worked in a New Jersey library for at least 12 months on a full-time or part-time basis.

New York Library Association (NYLA)

The NYLA Dewey Scholarship
Amount: $7,500
Eligibility: Open to full or part time students, or those who have been accepted into an ALA accredited library school located in New York State. Students must maintain a B average during the semester preceding the award of the scholarship. Both the student and the library school, must be members of the New York Library Association.

Ann Gibson Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in an MLS program, have completed at least 18 credit hours, and are directing their studies toward youth services in a public or school library.

Beatrice E. Griggs Scholarship
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Applicant must have completed 15 credit hours toward certification as a school library media specialist in an ALA accredited MLS program at a New York State institution. Applicant must also be a current member of the School Library Media Section of NYLA and must commit to working for one year as a School Library Media Specialist in New York State.

Reforma

Amount: $1,500 - the number of scholarships varies from year to year
Eligibility: Any current or newly entering graduate library school student (MLS or Ph.D.) in an ALA accredited program who are to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and are Spanish speaking. Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish- speaking community. The recipients must display character and leadership, which are essential for success both as a student and as a professional.

School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York (SLMSSENY)

Amount: $500
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an ALA accredited MLS program leading to certification as a School Library Media Specialist and be a student member of SLMSSENY. Upon completion of the degree, applicants must seek employment as a School Library Media Specialist in one of the seven counties that we serve Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester).

Special Libraries Association (SLA)

SLA Scholarship
Amount: Up to three $6,000 awards
Eligibility: Applicants must be college graduates or college seniors with an interest in special librarianship. Extra consideration shall be given to members of the Special Libraries Association and to persons who have worked in and for special libraries, but the scholarships are not restricted to these persons.

SLA Affirmative Action Scholarship
Amount: $6,000
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an ALA accredited library school program and must be a citizen of the United States of America either by birth or naturalization or permanent resident aliens and a member of a minority group defined as Black (African American), Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, American Indian, Aleutian(Alaskan) native or native Hawaiians. Extra consideration shall be given to members of the Special Libraries Association and to persons who have worked in and for special libraries, but the scholarships are not restricted to these persons. Preference shall be given to those who display an aptitude for and interest in special library.

Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Applicants must be beginning doctoral candidate enrolled in a course of study by the time the award is given, be a member of the Special Libraries Association and have worked in a special library. Preference shall be given to those who display an aptitude for and interest in special library work, who show promise of accomplishment, and who are judged capable of making specific contributions to the library profession. Because ISI awards medical librarianship scholarships through the Medical Library Association, persons planning careers in medical librarianship cannot be considered. Applicants must submit evidence of financial need.

SLA Boston Chapter

Minority Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Eligibility: Applicants must be qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic) enrolled in ALA accredited library school program and either be a New England resident or enrolled in a New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont) library school program.

SLA New York Chapter

Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Must be enrolled in an ALA accredited New York metro area library school (Palmer, Pratt, Queens College, Rutgers, or St. Johns) Extra consideration shall be given to members of the Special Libraries Association and to persons who have worked in and for special libraries, but the scholarships are not restricted to these persons. Preference shall be given to those who display an aptitude for and interest in special library work.

Suffolk County Library Association (SCLA)

SCLA Scholarship
Amount: N/A
Eligibility: The scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a library or information science master’s degree, who has already completed 12 credits from an ALA accredited library school. The student must be a current member of the Suffolk County Library Association, a resident of Suffolk County, demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to a career in librarianship.

Suffolk School Library Media Association (SSLMA)

Amount: $500
Eligibility: Applicant must be pursuing a master’s degree in library science at an ALA accredited library school in New York State. The student must be a Suffolk County resident. Applicants must be on a proven track for School Library Media as evidenced by the student’s transcript.

Palmer School of Library and Information Science

Elizabeth K. Reilley Endowed Scholarship
Amount: $2,000 (half each semester)
Eligibility: Full time matriculated students enrolled in the master's program.

H.W. Wilson Foundation Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Eligibility: Part-time matriculated Palmer School students enrolled in the master’s program.

BETA PHI MU

Sarah Rebecca Reed
Amount: $2,000
Eligibility: Applicant must have been admitted to a graduate program in library and information studies accredited by the American Library Association and have not completed more than 12 hours by the Fall semester following the March 15th deadline.

Harold Lancour
Amount: $1,500
Eligibility: The scholarship is awarded to librarians or library/information studies school students to survey foreign libraries or programs, attend a foreign library school, and/or to do research in a foreign country.

Blanche E. Woolls
Amount: $1,500
Eligibility: Applicant must have been admitted to a ALA accredited graduate program in library and information and have not completed more than 12 hours by the Fall semester following the March 15th deadline. Applicant should have the clear intention of pursing a career in school library media service.

Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Eligibility: Letter from the Dean or Director indicating that the applicant has an approved topic and officially accepted dissertation proposal/topic. The student must have achieved doctoral candidacy status, i.e., the student must be "ABD." Scholarships will be awarded based on the usefulness of the research topic to the profession.

Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Amount: Six $3,000 fellowships are awarded
Eligibility: This fellowship is awarded to library and information science doctoral students who are working on their dissertations. There must be a letter from Dean or Director indicating dissertation topic has been approved and all the requirements for degree except writing and defense of dissertation must have been completed.

Coalition for Networked Information

Amount: $2,500 per year for two years
Eligibility: Applicant must be entering or enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in an ALA accredited master’s or doctoral program and must be a US citizen. If awarded the fellowship, recipients must complete at least 6 credit hours of course work per semester during the year(s) the fellowship is awarded. Applicants must demonstrate intellectual and personal qualities consistent with those of Paul Evan Peters, including: a commitment to the use of networked information and advanced technology to enhance scholarship, intellectual productivity and public life; an interest in the civic responsibilities of networked information professionals, and a commitment to democratic values and government accountability; a positive and creative approach to overcoming personal, technological, and bureaucratic challenges; and humor, vision, humanity, and imagination.

Dialog

Roger K. Summit Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Eligibility: The scholarship recipient is selected based upon the following criteria: academic achievement; demonstrated interest in electronic information services, based on course work, research and experience; proficiency on Dialog online services; and faculty recommendations As part of the application process, there is a test on various elements of Dialog.

The Grolier Club Library Fellowships

Amount: Fellowship awards of up to $2,500
Eligibility: Students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs are not eligible, but all other interested persons are encouraged to apply. There is no application form. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a proposal, not to exceed 750 words, stating necessary length of residence, historical materials to be used, relevance of the Grolier Club Library collections to the project, a proposed budget, and two letters of recommendation.
Description: Available for research in the Library's areas of strength, with emphasis on the history of antiquarian bookselling and private collecting of books and prints in the United States, Great Britain, and Western Europe. The fellowship may be used to pay for travel, housing, and other expenses. A minimum research stay of two weeks is required, and fellows are expected to present a seminar or lecture at the Grolier Club, and submit a written report.
For details of the fellowship awards contact Eric Holzenberg, the Director of the Grolier Club.

Rare Books School

James Davis Scholarship Fund
Amount: N/A - Those named Davis Scholars will receive full-tuition for Rare Book School’s five-day courses on various aspects of research and special collections librarianship. Each year approximately 30 five-day courses are offered in Charlottesville and elsewhere in the northeastern United States. Those awarded scholarships will have credit in the RBS tuition bank that they can then use to pay for any course to which they are thereafter admitted during the following two years.
Eligibility: The Rare Book School scholarship program is particularly directed at persons representing (or in training to represent) traditionally under-served communities.

West Excellence in Law Librarianship Scholarship

Amount: Several $2,500 scholarships awarded
Eligibility: The scholarships are for students working toward graduate-level degrees related to law librarianship. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen accepted to or attending a U.S. program to be eligible. Law librarians pursuing library science, law or graduate-level technology or computer science degrees as continuing education within the profession are also eligible. Applicants must have 2 or more semesters left to complete before graduation to be eligible.