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 in order to accomplish this, is through the provision of the Scholarship for Paraprofessionals (Library Staff Students) in Health Sciences Libraries. This scholarship is targeted to health sciences library paraprofessionals.  An amount of $1500 shall be given annually and is intended to provide educational support for a paraprofessional working in a health sciences library and has shown evidence of interest in pursuing the health sciences specialization in librarianship.  It is expected that the funds will be used to support the recipient's educational goals leading to the professional degree in librarianship. Moreover, recipients will be expected to show evidence of this expectation having been met in the form of documentation, i.e., transcripts of completed coursework.


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

The recipient will be notified and payment made in April. If there are no appropriate candidates, the association may elect not to award the scholarship in that year.

Preferred: Please email as an attachment to: Laura dot stubblefield at sharp dot com


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 Scholarship for Paraprofessionals in Health Science Libraries

2010 -- Sondhaya Sritsongsook McGowan: San Jose State University

2014 -- Juan Jamie: University of California, Los Angeles

2015 -- N/A

2016 -- Cari Lyle: University of Washington

2017 -- not awarded