Karen Sternheim Memorial Scholarship

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Karen Sternheim Memorial Scholarship
 
 
 
Purpose
  The Karen Sternheim Memorial Scholarship was established to provide assistance to a student enrolled in a graduate masterís degree program in library and information studies who intends to pursue a career in special librarianship. The scholarship is awarded annually by the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.
 
Eligibility Guidelines
  An applicant must be a permanent resident of California or Nevada (defined as one whose voterís registration is in California or Nevada and who has a California or Nevadaís driverís license or the equivalent). An applicant must be enrolled in an ALA accredited masters degree program in library and information studies or provide proof of acceptance to such a program. However, there is no geographic restriction on the school in which the applicant is enrolled. An applicant must demonstrate interest in a career in special libraries.
 
Procedures
  All pieces of the application packet must be received by March 24, 2006. It is expected that all pieces of the application packet are submitted to Lindy Lecaros, Chair, SLA Southern California Chapter Scholarship Committee.
   
  The application packet consists of:
 
application form: RTF format
500 Ė 1000 word essay discussing the applicantís interest and experience in special libraries and the contributions he or she hopes to make in special librarianship.
three letters of recommendation, at least one from a faculty member, each accompanied by the
recommendation form: RTF Format
A copy of your California or Nevada drivers license or voter registration card must be submitted with the essay for proof of residency.
  Submit all documents to:
  Lindy Lecaros
Jefferies & Company, Inc.
Investment Banking Library
11100 Santa Monica Blvd, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Fax: (310) 575 - 5221
Direct: (310) 575 - 5269
Llecaros@Jefferies.com
   
  All paperwork and deliberations by the Scholarship Committee shall be confidential. Application materials will be accepted by mail, email, or fax. The Scholarship Committee will not consider an incomplete application. It is the applicantís responsibility to ensure that all application materials, including letters of recommendation, are received by the due date. Applicants who have questions about what documents have been received by the committee may contact the committee chair.
   
  All pieces of the application packet must be received by March 24, 2006. It is expected that all pieces of the application packet are submitted to Lindy Lecaros, Chair, SLA Southern California Chapter Scholarship Committee.
 
Criteria for Evaluation
  The Scholarship Committee will evaluate applicants based on their scholastic records, their written statements and the statements in their references. Although transcripts from undergraduate institutions are not required, applicants are asked to indicate their undergraduate GPA on the application form. In addition, the written comments from references, as pertaining to applicantsí scholastic abilities will be taken into account. The coherency of the applicantís written statements, including style and grammar, will also be considered in the evaluation process.
 
Committee
  The Scholarship Committee is made up of Lindy Lecaros, Rita Costello, and Robin Dodge. 

Past Scholarship Recipients
  2006   Katherine Shilton, UCLA
  2005   Peggy Shin, UCLA
  2004   John Juricek, UCLA
  2003   Christy Thomas, UCLA
  2002   Natalie Joy Kamper, UCLA
  2001   Aura Lippincott, UCLA
  2000   Natasha Bergson-Michelson, San Jose State University
  2000   Laurie C. Blasingame, San Jose State University
  1999   Heather Lynne Hepler, University of North Texas
  1998   Cathy Spitzer, University of Texas
  1997   Kim Laru, San Jose State University
  1996   Sharlene Matshuara, Simmons College
 

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