Scholarships

AALL Scholarship Program

AALL is committed to providing opportunities for professional growth. Each year, the Association awards scholarships to assist individuals in meeting their educational goals in the field of legal information. Individuals should apply for all of the scholarships for which they qualify. The deadline for all scholarships is April 1.

Degree Candidate Scholarships

Scholarships are available to assist individuals studying to become law librarians as either a library or law school student, or to library school graduates seeking an advanced degree in a related field. Candidates should apply for more than one scholarship when appropriate. Preference is given to AALL members, but scholarships are not restricted to members. Applicants with law library experience are also given preference, but it is not required. Evidence of financial need must be submitted.

AALL Scholarship

This scholarship is funded through donations from AALL members, and is awarded annually to individuals seeking a degree from an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in legal information, or to a library school graduate seeking an advanced degree in a related field.

LexisNexis John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by LexisNexis in honor of John R. Johnson, who served as the director of the law library segment at LexisNexis. The scholarship is awarded annually to individuals seeking a degree from an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in legal information, or to a library school graduate seeking an advanced degree in a related field.

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship

This endowed scholarship honors the memory of long-time AALL member, and distinguished law librarian George A. Strait. The endowment was established by Thomson Reuters in partnership with AALL. It is awarded annually to college graduates, with library experience, and who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. guidelines (62 F.R. 58782), and are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school and intend to have a career in law librarianship.

Application Categories

College graduate seeking library degree. Awarded to a college graduate with meaningful law library experience who is a degree candidate in an accredited library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian.

College graduate seeking dual law/library degree. Awarded to a college graduate working toward a dual degree in an accredited law school and library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian.

Law school graduate seeking library degree. Awarded to a law school graduate working toward a degree in an accredited library school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian.

Library school graduate seeking law degree. Awarded to a library school graduate working toward a degree in an accredited law school with the intention of having a career as a law librarian.

Library school graduate seeking non-law degree. Awarded to a library school graduate who is a degree candidate in an area, other than law, which will be beneficial to the development of a professional career in law librarianship.

Degree Candidate Scholarship Application

Continuing Education Scholarship

Marcia J. Koslov Scholarship

Jointly established by AALL and member Marcia J. Koslov, this scholarship supports AALL members who work in a government law library, by providing funding to attend continuing education programs.

Marcia J. Koslov Scholarship Application