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Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship

Submitted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

To honor the memory and extend the legacy of longtime ARL staff member Julia Blixrud, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has established the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship, which supports the attendance of one master of library and information science (MLIS) student or recent graduate at the Fall Forum, held in Washington, DC, each year. The award recipient will receive a scholarship of $1,000 plus registration to attend the Fall Forum. This scholarship is supported by generous donations to the Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Fund.

Application components and scholarship criteria and information can be found here:

How to Apply

To apply, complete the online application form, and upload your essay or visualization along with your résumé or CV. Your letter of recommendation must be on letterhead, signed, and emailed directly from a supervisor or professor to

Applications and supporting documents are due to ARL by 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. If you have questions about the scholarship or application process, email

Key Dates

  • Week of April 17, 2018: ARL issues call for applications
  • May 29, 2018: Applications due to ARL
  • Early July 2018: Applicants notified of selection decision.
  • September 27, 2018: ARL-CNI Fall Forum

If you have questions about the scholarship or the application process, please email

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