Andrew Ippolito continues to be a strong advocate of libraries and librarianship. He became the Director of the Merrick Library in 1962 just as the new building was being dedicated. He was the first director of the Newsday library and served as president of NCLA in 1978 and 1979. In 1978, Mr. Ippolito created the LDA Award to call attention to the importance of libraries and library people on Long Island and he was the creator and original publisher of the Directory of Long Island Libraries and Media Centers.
To this end, and in recognition of his inspiration, NCLA has created the Andrew Ippolito Scholarship Award which will provide financial assistance to interested and deserving students who are pursuing a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science at an ALA accredited library school in the New York Metropolitan area.
Each year, one award of $2000.00 will be presented to an outstanding student.
WHO MAY APPLY?
Any NCLA member currently enrolled in an ALA accredited Library or Information Science program located within the New York Metropolitan area who has completed at least 12 credits toward a Master’s Degree.
WHAT FACTORS ARE CONSIDERED IN AWARDING THIS SCHOLARSHIP?
The following factors are considered: evidence of a commitment to a career in librarianship, academic record, completed application form, letters of reference; an interview may also be required.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR/AWARDING THE ANDREW IPPOLITO SCHOLARHIP AWARD?
Applicants will complete an application form and provide transcripts of all education. In addition, applicants must secure two references to be sent, on forms provided, to the NCLA Scholarship Committee. All materials must be received by October 15 of the year of application.
The NCLA Scholarship Award Committee will review applications, references, etc. and determine the recipients of this scholarship. The Committee will reserve the right not to award a scholarship if no suitable applicant is found.
WHEN ARE THE NCLA SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED?
The Andrew Ippolito Scholarship winner will be notified by November 3. Formal announcement and presentation of the awards will be at the NCLA Annual Dinner.
DISPLAY AND PRINT THE ANDREW IPPOLITO AWARD APPLICATION:
SUBMISSION:Application and required documents can be emailed to email@example.com mailed to: Freeport Memorial Library
144 W. Merrick Rd.
Freeport, NY 11520
Attn: Karen Farrell by October 15th of the application year.