Application forms are available at the AALL web site http://www.aallnet.org/services/grants.asp or from AALL Headquarters at 312.939.4764. The deadline for grant applications is April 1, 2000.
The AALL Grants Program began in 1952 and is one of the oldest and most successful AALL Programs. More than 1,000 librarians have received funding to assist them in attending AALL educational activities. Many of those recipients are leaders in the profession today.
AALL offers a total of seven scholarship categories. The James F. Connolly Congressional Information Scholarship (CIS) will be awarded to a law librarian who is interested in pursuing a law degree, with preference given to those demonstrating interest in government publications. The George A. Strait Minority Stipend will be awarded to degree candidates in accredited library or law schools, with law library experience, who are members of a minority group.
Other scholarships are made possible by funding from the John Johnson LEXIS Publishing Memorial Scholarship fund and will include: Type I (Library Degree for Law School Graduates), Type II (Library School Graduates Attending Law School), Type III (Library Degree for Non-Law School Graduates), Type IV (Library School Graduates Seeking a Non-Law Degree), and Type V (Law Librarians in Continuing Education Courses)
Last year, $35,000 was awarded in scholarship funds. Application forms are available at the American Association of Law Libraries Web site, AALLNET at http://www.aallnet.org/services/scholarships.asp or from the AALL headquarters at 312.939.4764. The deadline for scholarship applications is April 1, 2000.