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Each chapter of the CLBC offers scholarships for individuals planning to attend a library school program: Louise Jane Moses - Agnes Davis Memorial Scholarship and the Eunice J. H. Parker Scholarship Award.

 

Louise Jane Moses - Agnes Davis Memorial Scholarship

Purpose
The purpose of this scholarship is to support African American students residing in California who are pursuing a degree from an American Library Association accredited library/information science program or an accredited paraprofessional library/information science program in California.
Eligible Candidates
Applicants must be of African American descent, California residents, and attending or accepted by an accredited graduate program of library information science in the state of California.
Applications
For an application, click here or write to:
Scholarship Committee
California Librarians Black Caucus
P. O. Box 882276
Los Angeles, CA 90009.

The application deadline is the October 14, 2007. Interviews will be scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2007. Click here for more information.

More Information
The amount of each award as well as the actual number granted will depend upon available funds.
 
Scholarship Description
The Louise Moses-Agnes Davis Memorial Scholarship recognizes two revered colleagues who were charter members of this organization. Before passing, these sisters were continual supporters of the Caucus. Louise Moses, employed by the Los Angeles County Public Library, developed innovative reading programs for young people at Juvenile Hall and in the Compton community. Louise Moses ended her career as Supervisor of the A C Bilbrew Library, where she provided exceptional leadership. Agnes Davis' library career was spent with the Los Angeles City Public Library, where she was the quintessential children's librarian and became responsible for the reading advancement of hundreds of children. Agnes and Louise, respectively, were mother and aunt of Alonzo and Dale Davis, founders and proprietors of Brockman Gallery, the first Black gallery in the Leimert Park area of Los Angeles.

Eunice J. H. Parker Scholarship Award

Purpose
To encourage and support Black students in the attainment of graduate or post graduate degrees in library and/or information studies.
Eligible Candidates
Applicants must submit the following:
  1. Application information (see below).
    Letter of acceptance or proof of enrollment in an accredited library school.
    Addresses and phone numbers of at least two references. For example:
    1. Community leader or instructor.
    2. Member of CLBC.
  2. Essay: Minimum of 500 words with a brief biography, statement of interest and career goals.
Applications
Please submit the following information:
  1. Name of Applicant.
    Social Security Number.
    Mailing Address.
    Telephone Number.
    Email.
    Applying for (a) Graduate Award or (b) Post Graduate Award.
    Where do you plan to attend school?
    Have you applied for admission?
    Have you been accepted?
    Are you currently enrolled in school?
    Letter of acceptance or proof of enrollment enclosed? If not, please explain.
    Reference contact information enclosed? If not, please explain.
  2. Essay enclosed? If not, please explain.
Send to
Scholarship Award
California Librarians Black Caucus
Northern Chapter
3226 Hood Street
Oakland CA 94605

Deadline: May 31 each year
 
More Information
The amount of each award as well as the actual number granted will depend upon available funds.
 
Award to be Announced
September 30 each year
 
Scholarship Description
The Eunice J. H. Parker Scholarship Award recognizes Eunice J. H. Parker (1921-1984) who was instrumental in founding the CLBC Northern Chapter and worked untiringly as a member until her death. Before and after the forming of this organization, she devoted her time, energy and much of her career recruiting and encouraging Blacks in the field of librarianship and other educational pursuits.
 

 

California Librarians Black Caucus

CLBC
Greater Los Angeles Chapter
P. O. Box 882276
Los Angeles, CA 90009

 

Northern California Chapter
c/o 3226 Hood Street
Oakland, CA 94605

October 3, 2007