Nine students named 2016-2017 ALA Spectrum Scholars

Nine of the School’s master’s students have been named 2016-2017 Spectrum Scholars by the American Library Association (ALA). Established in 1997, the Spectrum Scholarship Program was created to promote diversity among graduate-level library school students. Each master's-level scholar receives $5,000 as well as over $1,500 toward professional development opportunities. In addition, the iSchool provides each scholar with a tuition waiver. Illinois residents who are recipients of the Spectrum Scholarship also receive a grant from the Sylvia Murphy Williams Fund, given by the Illinois Library Association (ILA).

The Spectrum Scholarship recipients at Illinois are:

  • Rebecca Arriola
  • Elisandro Cabada
  • Ariel Erbacher (Gordon Scholar)
  • Jesus Espinoza
  • Jasmine Kirby
  • Nisha Mody
  • Araceli Moreno
  • Theodore Quiballo
  • Alison Rollins (ALSC Scholar)
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