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Affirmative Action Scholarship

The Affirmative Action Scholarships are minority scholarships sponsored by Special Libraries Association (SLA).

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Average: $6000
Application Deadline: 31-Oct
Requirements: Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or submit evidence of becoming naturalized at the beginning of the award period, be a member of a minority group, and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to SLA members and those who have special library experience.
Eligibility: Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

Special Libraries Association (SLA)
1700 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Email Address:
Phone Number: 202 234 4700
Fax Number: 202 265 9317

You can find out more by contacting:

Scholarship Committee

1700 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone Number: 202 234 4700

It will help if you carefully examine the background of the scholarship. Your best chance of achieving your goal comes from initially researching the prerequisites and knowing if you fulfill them. At the outset be aware of the potential motivations of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and what they hope to achieve with the Affirmative Action Scholarship. If you meet the requirements, you should determine if there is a reasonable chance to obtain the scholarship. If you think that you have a decent shot of actually being one of the winners of the Affirmative Action Scholarship, then it is worth it to use your time.

An important aspect of applying for the scholarship is filling out the application correctly. Applications can sometimes be long and laborious, but it is absolutely critical that you fill out the application precisely and thoroughly. Avoid mistakes that might make you be bumped because of some minor point.

After filing, figure out the timeframe regarding when the Affirmative Action Scholarship confers the award and makes payment of the resources in order to stay informed about if it is possible to count on the scholarship to provide additional support for your financial needs and how it will assist with your future, as there may be restrictions on how you can use the Affirmative Action Scholarship. Recently it has become more burdensome to find ways to take care of all of your financial needs, and getting the Affirmative Action Scholarship to help with your financial aid can be a huge help. If you don't end up getting the Affirmative Action Scholarship, try not to be upset, there will be alternative scholarships and your persistence may be rewarded.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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