DCLA Now Accepting Applications for the 2013 Ruth Fine Memorial Loan for Library/Information Science Education

01 Mar 2013 4:28 PM | Deleted user

The Student Financial Assistance Committee (SFAC) of the District of Columbia Library Association (DCLA) is pleased to announce the 2013 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 or email from now until April 15, 2013.  The committee will announce the winners of the loans at DCLA's annual banquet in May, 2013 (date to be determined.)  For complete information, please go to http://www.dcla.org/student_aid  

Time is short and all parts of the application must be postmarked or received by email  by April 15, 2013. 

You may email the application and all accompanying materials (with your name on each) to: dcla.sfac@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can send by postal mail (no mail that requires a signature) to:

Abby Yochelson

227 8th Street, SE

Washington, DC  20003

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@loc.gov, 202-707-2138, if you have any questions.