Scholarships

OC Chapter of REFORMA, Patricia Ayala Family & Serrato Family Scholarships

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. Orange County Chapter of REFORMA invites current and future library and information studies students to participate and apply for its 2017-2018 scholarships.


Scholarships Available

Patricia Ayala Family Scholarship

Serrato Family Scholarship

To be Considered: Must be a resident of Orange County, CA.
To be Considered: Must be a resident of Southern California.

All Applicants must:

  • Currently be attending or recently admitted to an ALA-accreditied institution for the Fall.
  • Be bilingual (Spanish/English) and/or committed to working with the Latino Community

If either of these scholarships applies to you, please fill out the application below and submit the supporting documents via mail.

 

Applications will be accepted starting in Spring 2017

 

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IMPORTANT: Applicants must provide proof of 1. California or Orange County, California residence (e.g., a photocopy of your California driver’s license or California ID card) and 2. proof of acceptance/attendance at any ALA accredited institution (e.g., a photocopy of your letter of acceptance, a list of current classes or an unofficial copy of your transcript).

Please mail physical copies of the two above documents to:

Albert Tovar REFORMA OC Chapter Scholarship Committee

14534 Dalman Street

Whittier, CA 90603

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 are announced at the June 2016 chapter meeting.

More Scholarships

The Los Angeles 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. For more information, access the following link below.
REFORMA Los Angeles Scholarship

National REFORMA has established a scholarship to be awarded annually for the academic year, commencing in the Fall. The award is announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference and is granted for graduate study in the field of Library and Information Science. For more information, access the following link below.
National REFORMA Scholarship

Established in 1997, the Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA’s national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future. For more information, access the link below.
ALA Spectrum Initiative