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The Reverend Andrew L. Bouwhuis Memorial Scholarship

Due to budget constraints, the awarding of a 2014 Bouwhuis Award is currently on hold.  We will not be accepting applications until further notice.  Our apologies.


The Catholic Library Association has established a scholarship to be awarded each year for graduate study toward a Master’s Degree in Library Science. The Reverend Andrew L. Bouwhuis Scholarship is a memorial to a great librarian and loyal member of CLA. The association hopes with this scholarship, to encourage promising talent to enter the profession, and to foster advanced study in the field. The scholarship consists of a $1500 award to the person chosen by the Scholarship Committee of the Catholic Library Association.

Promise of success, based on collegiate record, evidence of need for financial assistance, and acceptance in a graduate school program are the criteria for awarding the scholarship. The recipient may enter any accredited graduate library school program. Applications may be downloaded below or obtained by writing to:

Scholarship Committee
Catholic Library Association
205 West Monroe Street, Suite 314
Chicago, IL 60606-5061

Applications must be received at this address by February 1, 2013. The award is announced at the annual CLA convention.

Bouwhuis Scholarship application

Reverend Andrew L. Bouwhuis Memorial Scholarship recipients:

2013 Janice Dees of Gainesville, FL - Who will pursue a degree in Master in Library Sciences at University of Tallahassee, FL.

2012 Laura Mickelbank — Who will pursue a degree at San Jose University, CA.

2011 François Médard — Who will pursue a degree at Indiana University in Bloomington2010 Geralyn BodekerWho will pursue her MLIS degree at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA

2009 Anastasia Mamedova — Who will pursue her degree at Kent State University

2008 Autumn M. Sweley — Who will pursue her degree at University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Education, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies

2007 Linda Christian — Who will pursue her degree at Clarion University in Pennsylvania.

2006 Ann Marie Cooksey — Who is studying at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.

2005 Jaclyn M. Jones — Who is pursuing her degree at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

2004 Jennifer Johannessen — Who will pursue her degree at the University of Albany, State University of New York.