Scholarship Description and Criteria

The Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL) awards one scholarship each fiscal year, in the amount of $1,000.00, to a MALL member enrolled in a degree granting program related to law librarianship.    Specific criteria for awarding the scholarship are listed below and on the Scholarship Application form.  These criteria are non-negotiable.  This is a competitive award.  The MALL Scholarship is awarded in the Spring for use during the 1st semester of the following academic year.  The application deadline is March 31 at 4:00 p.m.

Please note that applicants for scholarships must meet the minimum criteria listed in Guidelines and Minimum Criteria for Grants & Scholarships.

All applicants will be given consideration. Having received a MALL grant or scholarship in the past does not prohibit application for this scholarship. A MALL member may be awarded a maximum of two MALL scholarships. However, priority will be given to MALL members who have not previously received a MALL scholarship.  

Preference will be given to MALL members who have demonstrated a strong commitment to law librarianship.  Examples of this commitment include but are not limited to length of service in a law library, program attendance, active participation on Association committees, holding office or other leadership activities, program presentations, teaching activities and the promotion of law librarianship through activities with AALL or other library organizations.

The following are examples of programs which qualify for the MALL Scholarship.    Programs are not limited to those listed.  However, the program must be reasonably related to furthering the career goals of a  law librarian.

  • Bachelorís degree in information science or library science.

  • Masterís degree at an ALA accredited library school.

  • Bachelorís or Masterís degree in computer technology, e.g., software development; network administration; programing, etc.

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • MALL membership requirement:
  • A scholarship applicant must be a current member of MALL, with the current yearís dues paid at the time of application.
  • A scholarship applicant must be an Association member for a minimum of 12 months.

  • Student status requirement:
  • A scholarship applicant must have completed at least 50% of the program in which he/she is enrolled by the end of the term in which the application is completed.
  • A scholarship applicant must have at least half-time student status.
  • A scholarship recipient who fails to maintain the eligibility requirements, or fails to complete the coursework during the semester for which the scholarship was awarded, is required to immediately notify the MALL Awards Committee Chair. Depending on the circumstances, the recipient may be required to repay all or part of the scholarship.

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