Local 1321 Scholarship

Local 1321 2024 Scholarships and Book Award

Local 1321 is offering two scholarships and one book award to its members’ children and grandchildren to provide 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 the challenges and are pleased to offer one $2,500 scholarship to be awarded to one undergraduate student; one $2,500 scholarship to be awarded to one graduate student; and one $500 Kane Noel Memorial Book Award that will be awarded to the undergraduate student with the second highest score. The scholarships and book award are open to members’ children and grandchildren who demonstrate high achievement in academics, community service, and good moral character.

To qualify, the applicant must be:

  • Child/children/grandchild/grandchildren of Queens Library Guild, Local 1321 member;

  • Currently enrolled in a community college, 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;

  • And has not been a previous recipient of a Local 1321 Scholarship.

Applicants must provide: 

  • Official and most current high school transcript and/or a current college transcript including all completed coursework.

  • For recent high school or college graduates, a copy of acceptance letter from an accredited school.

  • One personal, educational or professional letter of recommendation, documenting the applicant’s character, professional and/or academic strengths (no family members are allowed to write recommendations). All recommendation letters need to have a current date, and name of individual or organization.

  • 1,000 word essay that describes your community involvement, journey to higher education, and future goals.

The requested documents must be submitted by May 31, 2024 using the online form, https://tinyurl.com/1321scholarship , or mailed in one packet, including the enclosed form, to: 

Queens Library Guild/Local 1321 Scholarship Committee

District Council 37

125 Barclay Street 

New York, NY 10007

Local 1321’s Scholarship Committee members will conduct a blind-review of the applications and notify applicants June 28, 2024.

If you have any questions, please call 718-779-0787 or email [email protected]. We encourage everyone who is eligible to apply. We look forward to awarding these scholarships and making higher education more attainable for Local 1321 members’ children and grandchildren.

In solidarity,

Local 1321 Scholarship Committee