Scholarships & Grants

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HALL Criteria for AALL Grants

Each year, in recognition of its role in furthering the continuing professional education of its members, Houston Area Law Librarians will allocate funds to help make possible attendance to the annual AALL meeting or institute. All members are encouraged to apply.

1. The applicant must be a current member of AALL and of HALL at the time the application is made.

2. The applicant must have been a member of HALL for at least two years at the time the application is made.

3. Current Scholarships/Grants Committee members and the current Board of Directors will be ineligible to receive awards during tenure.

4. Grants will be to the annual AALL meeting or institute.

5. In selecting the award recipients, the Committee will consider the following factors:

a. Lack of financial assistance from employer.

b. Demonstrated commitment to HALL and law librarianship.  This may be indicated by leadership or participation in committees, sections, and programs of professional law library associations.

c. Relevance or expressed interest in particular subject of meeting.

d. Long-standing members of HALL who have been financially unable to attend meetings.

6. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received a grant. No recipient will receive a grant more often than every three years.

7. If for any reason an award cannot be used as requested, or duplicate funds subsequently become available from the employer, the award (or the duplicate portion thereof) will be returned to the chair of the Scholarships/Grants Committee.

8. Applications for the AALL meeting must be received by the chair of Scholarships/Grants Committee by the announced deadline.

9. The Committee, after screening applicants, will submit a list of qualified applicants to the HALL Board of Directors, which will make the final selection.

10. Scholarship recipients will be required to write an article for the July-August issue of the HALL Newsletter recapping their experiences at the AALL meeting or institute and speak at the August HALL meeting following the meeting or institute attended.

Approved by the HALL Board of Directors, April, 2008.

The grants program will be assessed at the end of each year.

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HALL Graduate Library School Scholarship Criteria

To foster and promote the profession of librarianship, Houston Area Law Librarians may award no more than two annual scholarships to individuals who meet the following criteria:

1.       The applicant must have been a member of HALL for three of the last five years at the time the application is made and remain a member during the tenure of the scholarship.

2.       The applicant must be enrolled in, or accepted for, a graduate degree program in library/information science at any American Library Association-accredited program. Preference will be given to a program at a university in Texas.

3.       The applicant must not have received any financial assistance from his/her employer for tuition, fees, materials, etc.

4. Current HALL Scholarships/Grants Committee members and the current Board of Directors will be ineligible to receive awards.

The scholarships are awarded subject to the following conditions:

5.       If for any reason an award cannot be used as requested, or duplicate funds subsequently become available from the employer, the award will be returned to HALL through the chair of the Scholarships/Grants Committee.

6.       Scholarship recipients may receive a total of two grants.

7.       Applications for the scholarships must be received by the chair of the Scholarships/Grants Committee by the announced deadline.

8.       The Scholarships/Grants Committee will review all applications and submit a list of qualified applicants to the Board of Directors for their final selection.

This scholarship policy may be changed at any time by the HALL Board of Directors.

Approved by the HALL Board of Directors April, 2008.

 

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HALL Law School Scholarship Criteria

To foster and promote the profession of law librarianship, Houston Area Law Librarians may award no more than two annual scholarships to individuals who meet the following criteria:

1.       The applicant must have been a member of HALL for three of the last five years at the time the application is made and remain a member during the tenure of the scholarship.

2.       The applicant must be enrolled in, or accepted for, an American Bar Association-accredited J.D. program at any U.S. law school. Preference will be given to a program in the greater Houston area and to an applicant with prior professional library or library-related experience.

3.       The applicant must not have received any financial assistance from his/her employer for tuition, fees, materials, etc.

4. Current HALL Scholarships/Grants Committee members and the current Board of Directors will be ineligible to receive awards.

The scholarships are awarded subject to the following conditions:

5.       If for any reason an award cannot be used as requested, or duplicate funds subsequently become available from the employer, the award will be returned to HALL through the chair of the Scholarships/Grants Committee.

6.       Scholarship recipients may receive a total of two grants.

7.       Applications for the scholarships must be received by the chair of the Scholarships/Grants Committee by the announced deadline.

8.       The Scholarships/Grants Committee will review all applications and submit a list of qualified applicants to the Board of Directors for their final selection.

This scholarship policy may be changed at any time by the HALL Board of Directors.

Approved by the HALL Board of Directors April, 2008.

 

 

Houston Area Law Librarians

 


Last update: 06/04/08
Comments or questions:
Richard Guajardo.