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Call for Submissions: 2019 Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award

The Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award was established to encourage library science students who are committed to serving the Latino community by providing financial assistance, and to help recruit and nurture more diverse and multilingual library staffs. 

The scholarship is named in honor of the late Lillian Marrero, a librarian of the Free Library of Philadelphia, for her excellent service to underprivileged communities, as well as for her outstanding commitment to representing, recruiting for, and promoting the REFORMA Northeast Chapter and its missions. 

Award: A $1,000 scholarship, to be awarded in two disbursements. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled (either full-time or part-time) in an accredited MLS or Ph.D library school program and provide proof of enrollment. 
  • Candidates must be a current, active member of the REFORMA Northeast Chapter (Active status is determined by participation in RNE meetings, events, and committees. Please check for upcoming meetings and events.)
  • Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish speaking community. 

The REFORMA Northeast Chapter's Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award is not restricted by age, gender/gender orientation, national origin, creed, sexual preference/orientation, or minority group association membership. Applications and additional information are currently available on Applications may be submitted from January 1st, 2019 to April 1st, 2019. Applicants will be notified on April 15th, 2019 of the Scholarship Award Committee's decision. 

For more information, please contact Louis Muñoz, RNE Scholarship Committee Chair, at, with the subject line "2019 RNE Scholarship." 

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