Ursula H. Poland Scholarship Award

SPONSOR: Upstate New York/Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association

PURPOSE: To provide an opportunity for library school students to pursue or explore health sciences librarianship

ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must currently be enrolled in, or working toward, a Masters in Library Science from an accredited college or university in New York State or Ontario.

The scholarship monies are intended to offset the cost of a course in a topic related to health sciences librarianship. Course work must be taken for credit and must have been scheduled after June 1, 2017 but before June 15, 2018.

AWARD AMOUNT: Two scholarship awards in the amount of $500.00. As an added bonus, each awardee will receive a one-year membership in UNYOC. There will be one scholarship awarded to a Canadian applicant and one to a US applicant.

APPLICATION: Please send all application materials as one PDF attachment to:

Paulo Durando                                                         paola.durando@queensu.ca

Be sure to include the following:

  • Personal Statement describing your interest in the scholarship. The following information must be included in your personal statement:  name of library school, degree pursued, course title, start & completion date, description, and credit hours, contact information for course instructor, project director, or internship coordinator
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Reference

SELECTION: Evaluation will be based on the degree to which it is perceived that the candidate would benefit the field of health sciences librarianship. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in a health sciences library, whose course work indicates a strong interest in the field of health sciences librarianship or who have an undergraduate degree in a biomedical science.

DEADLINES: Applications must be received by Monday, July 31st, 2017. Monies will be disbursed upon successful completion of the course.

Please note: Documentation of completion of the course, along with an address for the treasurer to send reimbursement, are required.

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