Eunice J. H. Parker Scholarship Award


The Eunice J. H. Parker Scholarship Award recognizes Eunice J. H. Parker (1921-1984) who was instrumental in founding the CLBC Northern Chapter and worked untiringly as a member until her death. Before and after the forming of this organization, she devoted her time, energy, and much of her career recruiting and encouraging Blacks in the field of librarianship and other educational pursuits.


To encourage and support Black/African American students in the attainment of graduate or post- graduate degrees in library and/or information studies.

Eligible Candidates

  • Identifies as Black or African American descent
  • Must have a B.A. degree
  • Must reside in California

Applicants must submit the following:

1. Letter of acceptance or proof of enrollment in an accredited library school.
2. Addresses and phone numbers of at least two references.

For example:

Community leader or instructor.
CLBC Member

3. Essay: Minimum of 500 words with a brief biography, statement of interest, and career

TO APPLY Please submit the following information:

  • Name of Applicant.
  • Mailing Address.
  • Telephone Number.
  • Email.
  • Applying for (a) Graduate Award or (b) Post Graduate Award.
  • Where do you plan to attend school?
  • Have you applied for admission?
  • Have you been accepted?
  • Are you currently enrolled in school?
  • Letter of acceptance or proof of enrollment enclosed? If not, please explain.
  • Reference contact information enclosed? If not, please explain.
  • Essay enclosed? If not, please explain.

Send Submission to: Shirley Coaston [email protected]

Deadline: May 31 each year

More Information

The amount of each award as well as the actual number granted will depend upon available funds.

Award to be Announced: September 30 each year

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