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Call for Applications: 2018 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships 

Submitted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Founded in 1973, the Chinese American Librarians Association, an affiliate of American Library Association, is pleased to announce the availability of its 2017-2018 scholarships:

The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science
This scholarship awards $1000 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.

The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science
This scholarship awards $500 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.

Lisa Zhao Scholarship Fund
This scholarship awards $500 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.

The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu  Scholarship Memorial Fund
This scholarship awards faculty and students at the Wuhan University, China. One award is for a library school faculty member ($400) and two awards go to library school students ($200 each).

Applicant Eligibility:
These scholarships are designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. They are open to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master’s or doctoral program of library and information science at an institution of higher education in North America (with the exception of The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-Yu Research and Scholarship). The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time the scholarship is awarded. Applicants may apply for any or all of the scholarships listed above. All scholarships are awarded in U.S. dollars.

Application Deadline: March 5, 2018

To apply, please go to http://www.cala-web.org/awards/cala_scholarships to access the application guidelines, application forms, reference forms and upload reference letter. The application deadline is 12AM Central Time March 5, 2018. The recipients will be announced by April 30, 2018 and the awards will be presented at the CALA Awards Banquet during the 2018 CALA Annual Conference. Please contact the 2017-2018 CALA Scholarship Committee with any questions:

Daniel Xiao (danxiao@tamu.edu) (Co-Chair)
Jie Huang (juh44@psu.edu) (Co-Chair)
Yang Zeng (yzeng@queenslibrary.org)
Suzhen Chen (suzhen@hawaii.edu)
Li Sun (lisun@rutgers.edu)
Tiewei Liu (tieweil@csufresno.edu)
Haiwang Yuan (haiwang.yuan@wku.edu)
Zao Liu (zliu@email.tamu.edu)
Jiaxun Wu (jiaxun@uchicago.edu)

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