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The Nordstrom Scholarship Program 2011-2012, USA

Nordstrom Scholarships give bright, deserving kids the help they need to achieve their goals.This scholarship is for hardworking high-school students with dreams of a higher education.To apply for this scholarship candidate must be a high school junior ,live and attend high school in one of the participating states designated by Nordstrom.The applicant should have and maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale throughout your high school career,and be eligible to attend a four- year college or university in the United States.
The amount of the scholarship will be $10000,paid out in equal installments of $2,500 over four years to the college of their choice. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, awards/honors, leadership, school activities, community/volunteer activities, financial and employment history. Awards are granted without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, or national origin.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 16 May 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

ACRL 2011 National Conference Librarian Scholarship, USA

To provide opportunities for librarians with five or fewer years of post-MLS experience to update their skills and knowledge by participating in an ACRL professional development experience.


• Enhance librarians’ ability to provide excellent services to constituent groups
• Increase participation of entry-level and minority librarians in ACRL professional development activities
• Increase ACRL’s efforts toward being a more inclusive organization
• Provide members with an active, positive interaction with ACRL that will strengthen membership retention


Fifty scholarships will be awarded. Each will include complimentary registration (a $375 value), and $250 stipend to attend the ACRL 2011 National Conference, March 30-April 2, 2011 in Philadelphia. The total value of each scholarship is $625.

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship applicants must be:
• ACRL members with five or fewer years of post-MLS professional library experience
• Currently employed in a library, preference will be given to applicants employed in an academic or research library
• Recommended by the their dean or director.

Application Process

To be considered, applicants must:
1. Obtain a recommendation from their dean/director in electronic form that can be cut and pasted into the application (not to exceed 300 words).
2. Complete the online Librarian Scholarship Application. The application includes a brief description of the applicant’s employment history as well as a description of how attendance at the ACRL National Conference will support their long-term goals (not to exceed 300 words).

NOTE: Only electronic submissions via the Librarian Scholarship Application will be considered. The form does not allow submissions to be saved and resumed. Prepare your answers and have your dean/director’s recommendation obtained before starting the online application. Please double-check all your answers before pushing the ‘submit’ button.

Deadline for Submission

The application deadline is November 9, 2010 (11:59 p.m. Central).