Bibliotecas Para La Gente Library Tech Certificate Scholarship


Scholarship Deadline: June 30, 2020

Apply: Please click this link to submit your application and materials (a Gmail account is required) OR you may submit completed application materials to Janice Garcia by email at


Eligibility Requirements:

  • The candidate must provide evidence of cultural competency in the Latino community. Candidate can document cultural awareness through education, job and/or community experience in the essay or through reference letters.
  • Reside in the Northern California Region
  • Be enrolled or accepted in a Library and Information Technology program at an accredited community or other college in the state of California. 
  • Intend to work in a library upon graduation;
  • Provide a description of your financial need; 
  • Submit a completed application by the deadline listed above. 
  • Please note that the scholarship deadline has been change to June 30 2020. It has been exteneded to include anyone graduating in Spring or Summer 2020. Please contace Janice Garcia if there are extenuating circumstances.;


Application Requirements:


  • A 2-3 page personal statement  describing work or volunteer experience with the Latino and/or Spanish-speaking communities. Describe the information needs of these communities in Northern California, and how the candidate can contribute to their information needs. Candidates should demonstrate their technological awareness by suggesting how technology may be used to provide services to the Latino community. Include a description of any leadership role in work/volunteer experience.
  • 1-2 reference letters from a librarian or instructor who is aware of your work and/or community service and your desire to work in the library and/or a letter from a community leader who knows your career goals, work and/or community service.
  • A recent resume that includes all library and related community service work.
  • Transcripts from most recent or present educational institutions may be submitted for consideration.

Additional Information:

  • The committee reserves the right not to award scholarships if qualified candidates are not found.
  • The amount of each scholarship may change depending on available funds and the financial need of applicants.
  • Applications and all supplementary materials must be received by midnight on the submission deadline.



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