Each year since 1997, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SLA has awarded a scholarship to a graduate student in a library/information science program who is a resident of the RMSLA region (Colorado, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming).
The Rebecca Jackson Memorial Scholarship remembers Rebecca Jackson, an outstanding chapter member who had a strong commitment to mentoring library school students.
The typical scholarship award is around $1,000. The amount awarded each year depends on contributions raised through the chapter’s annual scholarship fundraising and other donations.
Eligibility and Award Criteria
- Applicants must be a resident of the RMSLA region (Colorado, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming).
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in library/information science. Part-time, full-time, and online students are eligible. The scholarship is not awarded to doctoral candidates or to students in continuing education/certificate programs.
- Applicants must be a member of SLA by award time.
- Applicants must articulate an interest in the information profession or special librarianship. Work history as well as educational background are considered when evaluating interest.
- Applicants must have completed some graduate-level library/information science course work. Academic success and academic references will be considered.
Other factors that will be considered are:
- Applicants’ involvement in RMSLA or other information/library organizations such as the Colorado Council of Medical Librarians (CCML) or the Colorado Association of Law Libraries (CoALL).
- Applicants’ commitment to staying in the RMSLA region.
- Applicants’ financial need. This factor may be taken into consideration if there are two equally qualified finalists for the award.
For more information
RMSLA Academic Relations Chair