Submission Information and Application

The Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) continually and vigorously supports the recruitment of outstanding candidates to the profession of health sciences librarianship. One mechanism employed by MLGSCA is through the provision of student scholarships. One scholarship of $1500 is awarded annually to an excellent library/information science student who has shown evidence of interest in pursuing the health sciences specialization in librarianship.

The scholarship is intended to provide support during a student's course of study. The scholarship funds can be used as desired by the recipient.

Eligibility

Student scholarship applicants must meet all criteria to be considered.  A student must:

  • Be a member of MLGSCA, either as a regular paying member or via a free student membership, having met the criteria for a free student membership. A free student membership application may accompany the scholarship application, and
  • Be enrolled in and actively attending an ALA-accredited master’s degree program such as MLS, MIS, MLIS, and
  • Be a citizen of or have permanent residence in the United States or Canada, and
  • Complete and meet all requirements of the online scholarship application.

Past recipients of the MLGSCA Student Scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship.

The following materials are required for application and must be received by December 15.

  • one copy of the completed application form
  • a minimum of two letters of reference and no more than three
  • a transcript (unofficial copy is satisfactory) from each college or university attended
  • a statement of career objectives

Scholarship payment will be made at the time of the award. The recipient will be notified in April. If there are no appropriate candidates, the association may elect not to award the scholarship in a given year.

Preferred: Please email as an attachment to: Laura.stubblefield@sharp.com

or

Print one copy of the completed application and related documents and mail to:

Laura Stubblefield, Chair MLGSCA Awards Committee
Sharp Memorial Hospital Medical Library
7901 Frost Street
San Diego, CA 92123

Recipients of the Student Scholarship Award

2003
1. Maureen Miller--SJSU
2. Sarah Hoyle--UA
3. Andrea Lynch--UCLA

2004
1. Catherine Outten--UCLA
2. Debra Schneider--UA
3. Marissa Lighthiser--SJSU

2005
1. Danielle Carlock--UA
2. Michelle Gordan--UCLA
3. Paula Romeyn--SJSU

2006
1. Monique Escamilla--UCLA
2. Candace Mack--UCLA
3. Jill Dietrich--UCLA

2007
None given

2008
1. Jennifer Bach--UA
2. Elana Churchill--SJSU

2009
1. Ted Wilson--SJSU

2010
1. Meredith Bloom--UCLA
2. Stephen Kiyoi--UCLA
3. Heather McDonald--SJSU

2011
1. Patricia Benefiel--SJSU
2. Katia Karadjova--SJSU
3. Jamie Navarette--UA

2012
1. Jessica Shultz--SJSU

2013
1. Lee Luniewski--SJSU

2014
1. Sandra Chase--SJSU

2015 -- No Award

2016

  1. Kendra Godwin--UCLA