2012 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships

Application Deadline: Extened to April 27, 2012 

Online Application URL: http://www.cala-web.org/node/303


Founded in 1973, CALA has seven regional chapters. It is affiliated with the American Library Association. In addition to holding annual and regional programs, CALA publishes its own Newsletter, Membership Directory, and the Journal of Library and Information Science in cooperation with the National Taiwan Normal University. CALA is pleased to announce the availability of the 2012 CALA Scholarships:

  • The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science
    This scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.
  • The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship
    The scholarship awards $500 to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.

These Scholarships are designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. They are open to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information science at an institution of higher education in North America. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time the Scholarship is awarded. Applicants may apply for any or all of the scholarships listed above.

One application and reference package will be sufficient. For more information, please visit the CALA website at http://cala-web.org/node/203, choose and click the name of the scholarship to access the application guidelines, online application forms, online application reference forms, and other information. The application is completely online. Please submit all the documents online at http://www.cala-web.org/node/303  

The application deadline is 12AM Central Time April 27, 2012. The recipients of the scholarships will be announced by May 31, 2012. The awards will be presented by CALA at the CALA Awards Banquet during the 2012 CALA annual conference.  

Please contact the 2011-2012 CALA Scholarship Committee for any questions:
2011-2012 CALA Scholarship Committee:

Jian Anna Xiong (Co-Chair) axiong@lib.siu.edu
Vincci Kwong (Co-Chair) vkwong@iusb.edu
Chris Kyauk chriskyauk@gmail.com
Li Sun lisun@rci.rutgers.edu
Chihfeng Lin chihfeng@cc.shu.edu.tw
Sharon Yang yangs@rider.edu
Qunying Li qunying-li@northwestern.edu