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The 2021-2022 E J Josey Scholarship Award Committee of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association seeks essay submissions.

E J Josey Scholarship Award Committee of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association is now seeking essay submissions for the year 2021-2022.

Please choose from one of the following topics: Social Justice, Voting Rights, and Civic Engagement, Immigration, or Diversity and Inclusion, and write a 3 to 5-page essay designing a program for your local community to include your objective and desired outcomes.

Each year, African American students enrolled in or accepted by ALA-accredited programs are awarded The E. J. Josey Scholarships which are unrestricted grants of $2,000.

Persons Wishing to Apply Must:

  • Be an African American Citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Be enrolled or accepted by ALA-accredited graduate program leading to a degree in library and information science at the time of application.

The deadline for the essays is December 22, 2021, and should be submitted in Microsoft Word format to: [email protected]

  • The winning essay(s) will be announced on January 31, 2022.

Special Instructions:

  • Include a cover letter providing the applicant’s name, address, phone number, graduate program, name of the school, and anticipated date of graduation.
  • Essay submissions must be in plain text, Microsoft Word format to be mailed electronically as an attachment.
  • Only essays submitted electronically will be considered. Please include E.J. Josey in the subject line of your electronic submission. The essay must be typed, double-spaced.
  • A minimum of six bibliographical references in MLA style should be included.

 

Name Institution Year Amount
Alice Conyers Drexel University 2021 $ 2,000
Monet Hardison University of North Carolina-Greensboro 2021 $ 2,000
Jade Vaughn Clarion University of Pennsylvania 2021 $ 2,000
Rena Barlow San Jose State University 2021 $ 2,000
Anicka Austin University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 2020 $ 2,000
Jabez Patterson Dominican University 2020 $ 2,000
Ayoola Maia White Simmons College 2017 $ 2,000
Christopher Robinson University of North Carolina-Greensboro 2016 $ 2,000
Kai Forsley San Jose State University 2016 $ 2,000
Neketta Borden Texas Women’s University 2015 $ 2,000
Kim McNeil-Capers Queens College 2015 $ 2,000
Amanda Davis Valdosta State University 2014 $ 2,000
Camille Thomas Florida State University 2014 $ 2,000
Alice Etim University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 2010 $ 2,000
Ashanti White University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC 2010 $ 2,000
Ms. Sandra Eddie Queens College, CUNY 2009 $ 2,000
Ms. Teneka D. Taylor U. of North Texas 2009 $ 2,000
Mr. Orisanmi Burton Long Island U. 2008 $ 2,000
Mr. Byron McGhee Valdosta State U. 2008 $ 2,000
Ms. Jennifer Blakely Wayne State U. 2007 $ 2,000
Ms. Kafi Laramore-Josey Wayne State U. 2007 $ 2,000
Ms. Angela Brooks U. of Tennessee 2006 $ 2,000
Ms. Tamitra Rose North Carolina Central U. 2006 $ 2,000
Ms. Cynthia Landrum U. of Southern Mississippi 2005 $ 2,000
Ms. Yasmin Morais U. of Toronto 2005 $ 2,000
Ms. Anita N. Jennings Texas Women’s U. 2004 $ 2,000
Ms. Marianne Harris U. of Arizona 2004 $ 2,000
Ms. Barbara Beebe U. of Southern Mississippi 2003 $ 2,000
Ms. Joy C. Jackson U. of Maryland 2003 $ 2,000
Ms. Delphia Williams San Jose State U. 2002 $ 2,000
Mr. Steven K. Profit U. of South Carolina 2002 $ 2,000
Ms. Tamika Maddox U. of Pittsburgh 2001 $ 2,000
Ms. Avril Haughton South Florida U. 2000 $ 2,000
Ms. Delores McLemore Clark Atlanta U. 2000 $ 2,000
Ms. Dorothy W. Williams McGill U. 2000 $ 2,000
Mr. Sterling Joseph Coleman Jr., Louisiana State U. 1999 $ 2,000
Ms. Lucia G. Fisher North Carolina Central U. 1999 $ 2,000
Ms. Jeralyn Jackson Clark Atlanta U. 1999 $ 2,000
Ms. Danielle M. Green U. of Tennessee 1998 $ 2,000
Mr. Roland Lemonious Clark Atlanta U. 1998 $ 2,000
Ms. Patricia M. Richard San Jose State U. 1998 $ 2,000
Ms. E. Murell Dawson Florida State U. 1997 $ 2,000
Mr. Steven G. Fullwood Clark Atlanta U. 1997 $ 2,000
Mr. Steven V. Haynie SUNY at Buffalo 1996 $ 1,500
Ms. Tamara Stewart Long Island U. 1995 $ 1,500
Ms. Beverly Huda Abdus-Sabur UNC Greensboro 1994 $ 1,500