Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Juan Manuel Girón Scholarship

Juan Manuel Girón Scholarship
REFORMA Midwest Chapter

Since 1971, REFORMA has supported the active recruitment of bilingual and bicultural librarians to meet the information needs of the Spanish-speaking community. The REFORMA Midwest Chapter provides financial assistance to encourage and enable Spanish speakers to pursue a career as a library technical assistant.

About the Juan Manuel Giron Scholarship
Thanks to the generous donation of Mr. Giron Reforma Midwest Chapter has established a scholarship to be awarded for the 2011/2012 academic year, commencing in the Fall.

Who should apply?
Any current or newly entering library technical assistant in the extended Chicagoland area may apply for this scholarship. An application will not be considered unless there are two letters of recommendation postmarked no later than midnight, July 25, 2011 for the 2011/2012 academic year. Must provide proof of enrollment to an accredited LTA program. Full-time status is not a requirement.

One scholarship award of $500 for the 2011/2012 academic year.

Open to all LTA students who are Spanish-speakers and interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking. The scholarships are not restricted by age, sex, creed, national origin, or minority group.

Applicants must show evidence of commitment to a career in libraries and the potential for high academic standing. Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish- speaking community. The recipients must display character and leadership which are essential for success both as a student and as a professional.

**NOTE: Before scholarship funds are disbursed, recipient must be accepted to an accredited LTA program in the Chicagoland area and provide proof of enrollment.

Application Procedures
Applicants must submit the following:

  • Official copy of most recent college transcripts (photocopies will not be accepted)

  • Current resume accompanied by a cover letter

  • Two letters of reference from professors, employers, librarians or other professionals (excluding family) who are well acquainted with the applicant's educational background, intellectual abilities, and personal character.

Additional Information
Award recipients will be notified prior to the awarding of the scholarships. The Juan Manuel Giron Scholarship MUST be used within the academic year following notification of the award, and the recipient must be enrolled in an LTA program. Students who have been awarded a scholarship but do not use it during the year for which it was awarded, must return the award and re-apply for the following year or later.

For more information and to apply:
Kathy Ladell, Vice president REFORMA Midwest
Juan Manuel Giron Scholarship
231 North Wolf Road
Northlake, Illinois 60164
Phone: 708-562-2301
email: kladell@northlakelibrary.org
Deadline: Midnight July 25th Winner will be announced on August 16th

This page was updated on: 05/06/2011


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