|Application Deadline||April 1, 2023|
About Marcia J. Koslov Scholarship 2023
AALL is committed to providing opportunities for professional growth. Each year, the Association awards scholarships to assist individuals in meeting their educational goals in the field of legal information. Individuals should apply for all of the scholarships for which they qualify.
Scholarships are available to assist individuals studying to become law librarians as either a library or law school student, or to library school graduates seeking an advanced degree in a related field. Candidates should apply for more than one scholarship when appropriate.
Preference is given to AALL members, but scholarships are not restricted to members. Applicants with law library experience are also given preference, but it is not required. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.
Individuals eligible for this scholarship are AALL members who serve as librarians in state, court or county libraries.
This scholarship provides funding for members to attend live seminars and conferences presented by the Institute for Court Management, the Center for Legal and Court Technology, the Equal Justice Conference or other programs that provide continuing education for state, court or county law librarians.
One or more scholarships are awarded annually. Scholarships are restricted to members of the American Association of Law Libraries. Preference shall be given to permanent residents of the United States and Canada.
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2. A copy of the seminar or conference information, which provides detail as to the content, faculty and educational goals of the program. Be sure that it also provides the registration and/or other fees necessary for attendance.
3. A personal statement in which you include:
- Financial information you feel the jury could use in determining your financial need (e.g. cost of living, familial financial obligations, childcare expenses, student loans, etc.).
- Your interest in law librarianship and reasons for applying for this scholarship.
- Your career goals as a law librarian.
You may also include other pertinent information such as work and family commitments that you would like the Scholarship Jury to consider when evaluating your application. Personal statements should be complete and well-written.
Your personal statement should establish your financial need by thoroughly and clearly addressing your financial situation and need for a scholarship. You should also detail any leadership roles you have had in AALL or other library associations.
4. A current resume providing evidence of work experience, academic achievement and professional participation.
How to Apply?
The application and all supporting documents can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAQ About Scholarship
Scholarship recipients will be announced in June and the awards will be disbursed shortly thereafter. To help ensure the application is completed by the deadline, all documents should be submitted at the same time. All answers will be kept confidential.