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Scholarships to Promote Diversity in Theological Librarianship

ATLA is pleased to offer two scholarships to help promote diversity in Theological Librarianship.  

Scholarship for a Theological Librarianship Course

The American Theological Library Association will provide one scholarship for $1,200 to a student from an underrepresented population to attend a Theological Librarianship course at any ALA-accredited master’s program in library and information science, including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s LEEP course, Theological Librarianship (LIS 568 TL).

These funds are supplied by generous ATLA members who donate to the Scholarships and Grants Annual Fund. For more information and to support this fund, please visit the ATLA Scholarships and Grants Annual Fund web page.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, or gender).
  • Applicant must be an ATLA member in good standing.  

Application Process

Applications are available on an ongoing basis, but applications must be received by June 1 of each year.

Scholarship for a Theological Librarianship Course.pdfScholarship for a Theological Librarianship Course.pdf

Applications may be addressed to: memberrep@atla.com

Timeframe

  • June 1  – application deadline
  • July 1  – notification of awards to applicants

Disbursement of Funds

Recipient will be required to submit proof of enrollment in their course.  Funds will be issued upon receipt of proof of enrollment.  Recipient must submit proof of enrollment within one year of award notification.

Applications will be reviewed by the ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  For more information about the committee’s composition and work, please visit the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage.

 

ATLA Diversity Scholarship

The American Theological Library Association will provide one scholarship for $2,400 to a student from an underrepresented population enrolled in an ALA-accredited master’s program in library and information science.

These funds are supplied by generous ATLA members who donate to the Scholarships and Grants Annual Fund. For more information and to support this fund, please visit the ATLA Scholarships and Grants Annual Fund web page.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, or gender).
  • Applicant must be an ATLA member in good standing.
  • Applicant must secure a letter of recommendation from the director of an ATLA Institutional Member library.
  • Applicant must enroll and complete at least 6 credit hours in the 12 months following notification. 

Application Process

Applications are available on an ongoing basis, but applications must be received by June 1 of each year.

ATLA Diversity Scholarship.pdfATLA Diversity Scholarship.pdf

 Applications may be addressed to: memberrep@atla.com

Timeframe

  • June 1 – application deadline
  • July 1  – notification of awards to applicants – notification of awards to applicants

Disbursement of Funds

Recipients will be required to submit proof of enrollment in at least 6 credit hours.  Funds will be issued upon receipt of proof of enrollment.  Recipients must submit proof of enrollment within one year of award notification.

Applications will be reviewed by the ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  For more information about the committee’s composition and work, please visit the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage.​​​​​​