Ellen Libretto and Adam Conrad Scholarship in YA Literacy Research

I know that many of you have already seen this call already through the list but I just would like to encourage to apply. I know that these scholarships take time but beyond the money you get, you also show your future employers that you have motivation, focus, and writing skills. I think many of you are doing projects in 709 about YA or working already with them, so in a way, already committed to advancing research in Young Adult literacy. Please, give it a serious thought and consideration.

The deadline is November 15th and the scholarship covers tuition and fees in the amount of up to $10,000 for Spring 2015. Please, read the qualifications and application requirements carefully.


  • For incoming students: minimum 3.3 GPA at entrance and minimum 3.5 GPA to be maintained
  • For continuing students: minimum 3.5. GPA to be maintained

Required application materials:

  • Essay (minimum 300 words and maximum 1,000 words), including a statement of why the applicant wants to work with children and young adults. He or she can use any personal experience or interactions with librarians as the supporting evidence.
  • Two letters of recommendation

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Ping Li at the following address and submitted to the GSLIS Administrative Office.

Dr. Ping Li

Chair of GSLIS Admissions, Academic Standing and Student Affairs Committee

Rosenthal Library, Room #254

Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Queens, NY     11367

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