Scholarships Committee

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TYPE: Process Committee

PURPOSE: The Committee serves to advance the profession by awarding scholarships.

CHARGE: The Committee shall review and recommend to the Executive Board the types of scholarships needed for the advancement of the profession and the recruitment of qualified persons into the field of law librarianship; develop, review and set guidelines for awarding scholarships for each category of scholarships. The Committee shall also publicize the availability of scholarships, solicit applications, and award scholarships according to established criteria.

TIME COMMITMENT: The Committee does most of its work once the scholarship funds are identified. Within a two-week period, the Committee reads the applications, ranks applicants, and holds conference calls to select the awardees. Note: Time commitments are estimates from past assignments and can change with new projects or requests for assistance from the Executive Board.

TENURE: Membership on the Committee shall normally be for two (2) years, except that the Vice Chair and Chair will each serve three (3) years. The member selected as Vice Chair at the end of the first year will serve in that capacity in the second year, and become Chair in the third year.

SIZE: The Committee shall normally consist of a chair, a Vice Chair, five (5) members, and a non-voting Executive Board liaison.

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS COMPLIANCE:

Goal II: Education

RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER COMMITTEES/STRUCTURES: The Scholarships Committee works with the Annual Meeting Program, Awards, Diversity, Grants, Recruitment to Law Librarianship, Research and Publications Committees.

POLICY:
For purposes of considering applicants for the George A. Strait Minority Scholarship, the AALL definition of "minority" includes males and females in the following groups: African-American, Hispanic-American, American Indians, Eskimos and Aleuts, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander Americans.