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Applications Due Monday, April 16 for Student Loans for Library Science Education

04 Apr 2012 5:00 PM | Deleted user

The Student Financial Assistance Committee (SFAC) of the District of Columbia Library Association (DCLA) is pleased to announce the 2012 competition for its Ruth Fine Memorial Student Loans of $6,000 each in support of ALA-accredited graduate library/information science education.  These interest-free loans, which the SFAC can forgive upon an awardee's maintaining a 3.0 or better GPA for the twelve months following the award, have been made to students in DC, MD, and VA since 2002 thanks to a bequest from Ms. Fine (a past president of DCLA).  The SFAC can grant 2 or 3 loans per year.

The SFAC will accept applications, letters of recommendation, and other supporting materials by mail from now until April 16, 2012.  The committee will announce the winners of the loans at DCLA's annual banquet May 24, 2012.  For complete information, please go to

Time is short and all parts of the application must be received by mail by April 16th.  Materials should be mailed to:

District of Columbia Library Association
P.O. Box 14177        
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC   20044

Attn: Student Financial Assistance Committee

Thank you for your interest in the Ruth Fine Memorial Student Loan program, and please spread the word about this valuable opportunity to educate future librarians!

Please contact Abby Yochelson, Chair of the Student Financial Assistance Committee, at ayoc [at] loc {dot} gov if you have any questions.

Mailing Address:
Union Station
 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
P.O. Box 1653 Washington, DC 20002
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