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December 1 2021
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E.J. Josey Scholarship Award


The E.J. Josey Scholarships are unrestricted grants of $2,000, awarded annually to AfricanAmerican students enrolled in or accepted by ALA-accredited programs.Persons Wishing to Apply Must: (1) Be an African American Citizen of the United States or Canada; (2) Be enrolled or accepted by ALA-accredited graduate program leading to a degree in library and information science at the time of application.For program updates, visit the scholarship webpage. (

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Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: USA or Canada
  • CheckmarkRestricted by race for Black students
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Library and Information Sciences
  • CheckmarkRestricted by ethnic heritage: African

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