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Atla Diversity Scholarship


We are looking for applicants with an open willingness to explore the possibility of a vocation in library information science and religious studies and/or theology.  

Atla will provide one scholarship in the amount of $4,000 USD to a student who belongs to an underrepresented population and who is enrolled in an ALA-accredited master’s program in library and information science.  

The scholarship recipient also will be required to author and submit a brief newsletter article on a diversity topic of interest to them that relates to the study and/or profession of librarianship. The scholarship also includes the option of a travel grant ($750 USD) to attend and participate in the following year’s Atla Annual. The awardee can choose to participate in Atla Annual by presenting or creating a poster with the support of the members of the sponsoring Atla Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion if desired. 

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  • $4,000 USD 
  • (optional) $750 USD travel grant to attend the 2023 Atla Annual in Fort Worth, TX 

  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (race, sexual orientation, gender expression, expression of religious tradition, disabilities (physical or learning)). 
  • Applicant must be an Atla individual or student member in good standing at the time of acceptance. 
  • Applicant must enroll and complete at least 6 credit hours in an ALA-accredited master’s program in library and information science in North America in the 12 months following notification.  

How to Apply: