The Bergen County Cooperative Library System Scholarship initiative annually honors library school students with financial assistance to pursue their Master of Library and Information Science degree. BCCLS is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation and 100% of all money donated to the Scholarship Fund is used solely for students' tuition. To date, BCCLS has awarded 49 scholarships totaling $42,750.
Requirements: Applicants must must be enrolled in an ALA accredited library school at the time interviews are conducted and preference is given to those working at BCCLS libraries. Successful applicants must agree to work in a public library for two years after completion of the degree. The process is competitive and applications are available on the BCCLS website early each year with interviews usually held in late March/early April and awards given in May.