Applications are open for the EJ Josey Scholarship Award 2021-2022. The EJ Josey Scholarship Award Committee of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association is now seeking essay submissions for the year 2021-2022.
Applicants are to choose from one of the following topics: Social Justice, Voting Rights, and Civic Engagement, Immigration, or Diversity and Inclusion, and write a 3 to 5-page essay designing a program for their local community to include their objective and desired outcomes.
Benefits from EJ Josey Scholarship Award
Each year, African American students enrolled in or accepted by ALA-accredited programs are awarded The E. J. Josey Scholarships which are unrestricted grants of $2,000.
Eligibility Required for EJ Josey Scholarship Award
- Firstly, Be an African American Citizen of the United States or Canada.
- Secondly, Be enrolled or accepted by an ALA-accredited graduate program leading to a degree in library and information science at the time of application.
- Firstly, Include a cover letter providing the applicant’s name, address, phone number, graduate program, name of the school, and anticipated date of graduation.
- Secondly, 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, double-spaced.
- A minimum of six bibliographical references in MLA style should be included.
The deadline for the essays is December 22, 2021, and should be submitted in Microsoft Word format to: [email protected]
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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