Local 1321 Scholarship

******************DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 12, 2019 ***********************

In 2019, Local 1321 is offering the Local 1321 Scholarship again to our members’ children.  The goal of the scholarship is to provide them with financial assistance towards higher education.  Furthering one’s education provides an amazing array of benefits. However, the cost of higher education can make achieving that goal difficult, if not impossible.  Local 1321 members recognize this challenge and is pleased to offer two scholarships. Each scholarship is a maximum of $2,500 and will be awarded to two members’ children who demonstrate high achievement in academics, provide service to the community and of good moral character.

To qualify, the applicant must:

  • be child/children of Queens Library Guild, Local 1321 member;

  • be currently enrolled in a two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school accredited by a “nationally recognized” accreditor (or, for certain vocational institutions, approved by a recognized state approval agency). To check if your school is accredited, see https://www.ed.gov/accreditation?src=rn;

  • have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.

Applicants must:

  • provide official high school transcript and/or current college transcript including all completed coursework;

  • provide an acceptance letter from an accredited school;

  • provide two personal, educational or professional letters of recommendation, documenting the applicant’s character, professional and/or academic strengths (no family members are allowed to write recommendations);

  • write a 1,000 word essay answering the question, “Why do you think you deserve this scholarship?” Please include in your essay:

    • your community involvement,

    • your journey to college, academic work, and

    • your future goals.

The requested documents must be submitted to the scholarship committee by July 12, 2019.  They can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:

Queens Library Guild/Local 1321 Scholarship Committee

54-22 Skillman Ave

Woodside, NY 11377.

The committee will conduct a blind-review of the applications and announce the winners on August 1, 2019.

If you have any questions please call 718-779-0787 or email [email protected].  We look forward to awarding these scholarships and making higher education more attainable.