The Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (LACASIST) is sponsoring their Annual Margaret McKinley Student Scholarship Essay Competition. This competition, first established in 1992, and renamed in memory of the late Margaret McKinley in 1993, is intended to encourage students in Library and Information Science programs to consider the benefits of participation in the activities of professional societies.
The winner will receive reimbursement funding up to US $1,000, for:
- registration, airfare and hotel expenses to attend the ASIST 2017 Annual Meeting, “Diversity of Engagement: Connecting People and Information in the Physical and Virtual Worlds”
- a one-year membership in ASIST
Two runners-up will receive one-year memberships in ASIST.
- All students (including those graduating in spring 2017) enrolled in Library and Information Science programs (in-person or distance education) at universities within the areas represented by the Los Angeles Chapter of ASIST (Hawaii, California, Australia, and New Zealand) are eligible to enter.
- Students residing in one of the areas represented by LACASIST (Hawaii, California, Australia, and New Zealand) and attending Library and Information Science Programs (LIS) distance education programs outside of the areas represented by LACASIST are eligible to enter.
- Students enrolled in graduate programs (at universities within the areas represented by the Los Angeles Chapter of ASIST) not identified as LIS programs may be eligible.
- Interested students in non-LIS programs must include a statement explaining how the program mission relates to ASIST and how ASIST membership and conference attendance would be beneficial.
- Membership in ASIST is not required to enter the competition.
Compose an essay that addresses the following:
- What specific benefits do I expect to derive from attending the ASIST 2017 Annual meeting?
- How will I integrate these benefits into the start of my new career?
- How might LACASIST or ASIST benefit from you receiving this scholarship?
For details about the theme of the ASIST 2017 Annual meeting, visit the ASIST website: https://www.asist.org/events/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-2017/
Essays should not exceed 500 words or two typed, double spaced pages.
Do not identify yourself or your school in the essay.
Fill out the submission form and upload the essay by the deadline of July 31, 2017.
Deadline for applications is July 31, 2017.
Winners will be announced September 1, 2017.
If you have any questions about the essay competition, please contact Grace Lau at firstname.lastname@example.org.