The Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology offers annual Student Scholarship Essay Competition for current library and information science graduate students. This Competition, first established in 1992, and renamed in memory of the late Margaret McKinley in 1993, is intended to encourage students in Librarianship and Information Science Programs to consider the benefits of participation in the activities of professional societies.
AWARD: The winner receives reimbursement funding up to US $1,000 for registration, airfare, and hotel expenses to attend ASIST's Annual Meeting and a one-year membership in ASIST. Two runners-up will receive one-year memberships in ASIST.
ELIGIBILITY: All students enrolled in Library and Information Science Programs, including recent (current semester or quarter) graduates, at universities within the areas represented by the Los Angles Chapter of ASIST (Hawaii, California, and Australia) are eligible to enter. Current membership in the American Society for Information Science and Technology is not required to enter the Competition.
SAMPLE ESSAY: This essay won the 1995 scholarship.
- 2003 - Joanne Orsatti (runners-up: Lisa Nguyen, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Weipang Yue, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
- 2002 - Cheryl A. Bartel (runner-up: Rebecca Porter, San Jose State University)
- 2001 - Jennifer Brown (runners-up: Renee Y. Rastorfer, UCLA Department of Information Studies and David Tulanian, San Jose State University)
- 2000 - Heather Hessel (runner-up: Kane Tsay)
- 1999 - Charlotte P. Lee
- 1998 - Holly Ying
- 1997 - Lisa C. Keller
- 1996 - Karen Hilzinger
- 1995 - Jason Binford
- 1994 - Kelli Ham
- 1993 - Kara Steiniger
- 1992 - Marianne Afifi