2019-20 E.J. Josey Scholarship Award

In celebration of BCALA’s 50th anniversary in 2020, the 2019-20 E J Josey Scholarship Award Committee of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association seeks essay submissions that address the following topic :

“ They Were Giants: How BCALA Early Leadership Helped Shape the Future of the Organization.”

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

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 13, 2019. Essays should be submitted in Microsoft Word to:
[email protected]

• The winning essays will be announced at the mid-winter meeting of BCALA in Philadelphia, PA during the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in January 2020.

Special Instructions:
• Include a cover letter providing the applicant’s name, address, phone number, graduate program, and 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.

• Please use the MLA style and include a minimum of six bibliographical references.

• Essays will be judged on the basis of good argument development and critical analysis, clear language, conciseness, and creativity.

• For more information, please contact Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin @ [email protected] .

Past Winners

Name
Institution
Year
Amount
Anicka Austin
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
2018
$ 2,000
Jabez Patterson
Dominican University
2018
$ 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

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