Friends of Heights Libraries invites scholarship applications

Between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1, Friends of the Heights Libraries will accept library education scholarship applications from residents of Cleveland Heights and University Heights, as well as non-resident employees of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library.

The $750 scholarship is designed to encourage careers in librarianship by providing financial assistance toward the pursuit of a graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school.

Anyone living in Cleveland Heights or University Heights for at least one year prior to application, or anyone who has been an employee of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library for at least one year prior to application, is eligible to apply.

Scholarship applications are accepted twice a year. Applications for the 2015 spring semester must be received between by Dec. 1.

A committee comprised of representatives from the Friends, Heights Libraries Director Nancy Levin, and a member of the faculty of the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science, will evaluate the applications. Recipients will be announced Dec. 15.

Applications can be downloaded from the Friends’ website at

Linda Lopez

Linda Lopez has lived in Cleveland Heights for 30 years. She is currently serving on the Friends of Heights Libraries board.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 AM, 10.31.2014