2017-2018 Scholarships

Orange County Chapter of REFORMA Invites current and future Master’s degree library and information studies students to participate in its 2017-18 SCHOLARSHIPS COMPETITION

For more information contact:

Albert Tovar, Committee Chair
Phone: 562-477-6493
E-mail: albert90631@gmail.com

The Orange County Chapter of REFORMA seeks to support the recruitment and retention of bilingual Spanish/English students to the profession of librarianship through local REFORMA chapter scholarship funds.

The application deadline for the scholarships is: Friday, July 28, 2017 (postmarked)

To apply for a scholarship:
 Complete the application form provided HERE
 Present proof of California residence or Orange County, California residence. [For example, a photocopy of your California driver’s license or California ID card.]
 Present proof of acceptance/attendance at any ALA-accredited institution. [For example, a photocopy of your letter of acceptance, a list of current classes or an unofficial copy of your transcript.]
 Include a personal statement of at least 500 words. [The statement should be typed, double-spaced, and include information about your background that is relevant to the scholarship goals and a description of your commitment to working with the Latino community.]

Scholarship applicants should fulfill the following requirements:

Patricia Ayala Family Scholarship
-Be a resident of Southern California

Serrato Family Scholarship
-Be a resident of Orange County, California

All Applicants must:

  • Currently attend or have been accepted to any ALA-accredited institution for Fall 2017
  • Be bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) and/or committed to working with the Latino community

Note: Scholarship awards are to be applied to school expenses. The number and the amount of each scholarship will be determined by available funds. A committee of chapter members reviews applications and winners will be announced at the August 18, 2017 chapter meeting at Jagerhaus in Anaheim, CA.

The application extended deadline is: Friday, July 28, 2017 (postmarked)

Mail completed applications to:
Albert Tovar, Scholarship Committee Chair
REFORMA: Orange County Chapter
115 Villa Rita Drive
La Habra Heights, CA 90631