EJ Josey Scholarship Award 2021-2022 for African Americans (up to $2,000)

EJ Josey Scholarship Award 2021-2022 for African Americans (up to $2,000)

Deadline: December 22, 2021

Applications are open for the EJ Josey Scholarship Award 2021-2022. The EJ Josey Scholarship Award Committee of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association is now seeking essay submissions for the year 2021-2022.

Applicants are to choose from one of the following topics: Social Justice, Voting Rights, and Civic Engagement, Immigration, or Diversity and Inclusion, and write a 3 to 5-page essay designing a program for their local community to include their objective and desired outcomes.

Each year, African American students enrolled in or accepted by ALA-accredited programs are awarded The E. J. Josey Scholarships which are unrestricted grants of $2,000.


Applicants must

  • Be an African American Citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Be enrolled or accepted by ALA-accredited graduate program leading to a degree in library and information science at the time of application.


  • Include a cover letter providing the applicant’s name, address, phone number, graduate program, name of the school, and anticipated date of graduation.
  • Essay submissions must be in plain text, Microsoft Word format to be mailed electronically as an attachment.
  • Only essays submitted electronically will be considered. Please include E.J. Josey in the subject line of your electronic submission. The essay must be typed, double-spaced.
  • A minimum of six bibliographical references in MLA style should be included.

The deadline for the essays is December 22, 2021, and should be submitted in Microsoft Word format to: [email protected]

For more information, visit EJ Josey Scholarship Award.