Ethel Bolden, consummate advocate and pioneer for library services to African-American children, worked diligently for 40 years in the community to promote reading and establish excellence in library services. She established the first elementary school library at (formerly all-black) Waverly Elementary, served as school librarian at Perry Junior High, worked as the first African-American faculty member and librarian at Dreher High School, and served twice on the Board of Trustees at the Richland Library.
Application materials must be postmarked by May 15, 2014. Applicants will be notified regarding their status by June 13, 2014. The selection committee reserves the right to elect not to award the scholarship if at least one complete application is not received from a candidate meeting the high standards of the scholarship.
For details, please visit http://richlandlibrary.com/ethel-bolden-minority-scholarship.