MLA will be accepting applications for its Diversity Scholarship Award. This scholarship program, funded by the membership of MLA, offers candidates from under-represented groups an opportunity to pursue the master’s degree in library and information science (MLIS). The current goal of the scholarship program is to increase the number of underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities within music librarianship by providing support for master’s-level LIS education.
Students who have applied to or who are enrolled in an MLIS program with a concentration, certificate, or courses in music librarianship are eligible to apply for the MLA Diversity Scholarship Award.
The winner of the 2018/2019 Award will receive a tuition stipend, the amount of which will be determined prior to the call for applications. Last year’s award was $2,240.
The awardee will receive career guidance provided by the MLA Placement Officer and programs at the MLA Annual Meeting, in addition to the Career Advisory Service.
Gratis student membership in MLA for one year.
Gratis registration for the MLA annual conference.
Automatic consideration for the MLA Kevin Freeman Travel Grant, for possible support for travel to and attendance at an MLA Annual Meeting.
Submit a personal statement (not to exceed 750 words) summarizing your musical background and interest in music librarianship.
Submit a curriculum vitae and three recommendation letters.
Submit proof of enrollment to the chair of the Diversity Scholarship Award Committee upon enrollment in a Master of Library Science.
Send application materials to: Patrick Sifuentes, Chair, Music Library Association Diversity Scholarship Award Committee.
The deadline for the 2018/2019 award will be determined soon. Last year’s deadline was in early June.
Full details for the 2018/2019 award will be posted as soon as they are available.