Lisa C. Moore and Maria D. Thurber Selected as ALA Spectrum Scholarship Recipients

Two of our LIS students, Lisa C. Moore and Maria D. Thurber, received the ALA Spectrum Scholarship. They are among the 60 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies who received this honor for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Lisa Moore

Maria Thurber

“Since 1997, American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services has awarded more than 1000 Spectrum Scholarships.  In the 2017 application cycle, the Spectrum Scholarship Program received three times as many applications as there were available scholarships, and the majority of this year’s applicants were deemed highly fundable.  A prestigious committee of nine jurors selected this year’s Spectrum Scholars based on their commitment to diversity, commitment to entering the library profession, demonstrated community outreach, academic ability and achievements and leadership potential.

“The Spectrum program funds scholarships through its endowment and the generous contributions of individuals and organizations whose donations support named scholarships in the Spectrum Family of Funds. For 2017-2018, scholarships have been awarded in honor of the following supporters: Leo Albert, the Calloway family, Louise Giles, William R. Gordon, Howard M. and Gladys B. Teeple, and Dr. Betty J. Turock.”

Congratulations, Lisa and Maria!

For more information, please visit: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/spectrum

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