Diversity in School Librarianship Scholarship 

The Tennessee Association for School Librarians (TASL) and the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) recognizes the need for school librarians who reflect the diversity of Tennessee's students, schools, and communities.  This scholarship is a joint effort between TASL, TLA, and Capstone as part of our ongoing work to increase diversity in school librarianship.

This scholarship provides financial support for students from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups pursuing a graduate degree in library/information science as they work towards becoming a school librarian. Applicants must be a Tennessee resident who is currently enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an ALA accredited master's of library/information science program, or a master's program with a specialty in school library media from a school accredited by CAEP, in the state of Tennessee.


All awards have an application deadline of September 1.
Winners will be honored during the 2023 TASL Conference during the opening session on November 5, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN.

Previous Winners:

2022: Alexis Vance

2021: Thipphavanh Souksanh