(From the American Library Association website)
Description of Scholarship Award
Spectrum provides a one-time, non-renewable $5,000 scholarship award paid in two installments directly to the recipient. Recipients must begin a program by the fall semester following the award, funds will be forfeited if enrollment is delayed. Recipients must be enrolled at the time of the second installment, or they will forfeit this portion of the award. Recipients are announced at the ALA Annual Conference, the award is broken into two $2,500 installments that are awarded in September and January.
Spectrum Scholars receive a number of benefits in addition to their scholarship funds, these include:
Applications due March 1 annually.