Black Caucus Round Table Scholarship/Conference Stipend

THE PURPOSE OF BCRT
To promote a partnership between librarians of African American descent and librarians serving the African American community that will enable them to work together and exchange information and ideas about providing services to the African American community.


TEXAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION:
BLACK CAUCUS ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE STIPEND

Purpose:  To further the professional growth of African descent library school students in the state of Texas by granting $500.00 per-person for registration fees and conference expenses to attend the annual Texas Library Association Conference.  Applicants are judged on an essay of 250-500 words describing how the applicant will benefit from attending the annual conference. One stipend will be awarded for the 2018-19 TLA Annual Conference. 

2019 Stipend Application

Eligibility Requirements:

The applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • The student must be of sub-Saharan African descent.
  • The student must be enrolled as full-time or part-time students at an American Library Association accredited university or an NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accredited program and pursuing a Library Science or Information Science/MLS/MLIS or certification requirement in library information services area in Texas.
  • The student must be a TLA and Black Caucus member at the time of winning the stipend. (A student rate is available.)
  • The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Required Materials:

Please submit the following with your completed TYPED application:

  • 250-500 word essay, typed and double-spaced, in .doc or pdf, describing how the applicant will benefit from attending the TLA library conference. Student(s) will be selected for their academic merit and the essay.
  • The applicant must be willing to submit proof of conference attendance if selected. 
  • An official transcript (signed and sealed)

Acceptance Criteria:

The applicant must adhere to meet the following criteria:

  • Must show proof of registration for the TLA 2019 Conference due by March 1, 2019. (Send via email to the chair of the BCRT Conference Stipends Committee; Sean Godfrey)
  • Must attend the TLA BCRT General Business Meeting and BCRT Reception during TLA Annual Conference.
  • Must volunteer for two-hours at the TLA Black Caucus Roundtable booth during the conference.
  • The applicant must be willing to submit proof of conference attendance and must send a 250-500-word follow-up essay about how the applicant benefited from attending the TLA library conference: due by June 5, 2019. The essay will be printed in the BCRT Newsletter. Send via email to the chair of the BCRT Conference Stipends Committee; Sean Godfrey.
  • The winner will receive a check for $250 after the week after the announcement is made on February 19, 2019. A second check for $250 will be mailed after the conference and after the follow-up essay is received (this essay is due June 5, 2019-please see above).

Timeline:

January 7, 2019   Applications due by 5 pm CST
February 19, 2019 Scholarship announcement
February 26, 2019 First check for $250 mailed to the winner
April 15–18, 2019  TLA Conference: Austin, Texas

 

Second check for $250 mailed to the winner after all criteria have been fulfilled.

2019 Stipend Application

Please forward completed application to the below:

Sean Godfrey

Regional Branch Operations Manager

Austin Public Library

Office number: 512-974-7501

Office email: sean.godfrey@austintexas.gov

Alternate email: sgodfrey100@gmail.com

Alternate phone: 954-740-1320

 

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Created on Jul 26, 2011 | Last updated August 08, 2018