2012-13 Orange County Scholarships Competition
Monday, March 5, 2012
by: Albert Tovar

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March Edition

Albert Tovar attained his library degree from the University of Southern California. Mr. Tovar is a retired public library director from the City of Azusa (CA) and was a regional administrator for the County of Los Angeles Public Library where he served for 33 years. He is a long time member of REFORMA and is a member of the Orange County chapter of REFORMA.

The Orange County Chapter of REFORMA Invites current and future Master’s degree library and information studies students to participate in its:

2012-13 Scholarships Competition

The Orange County Chapter of REFORMA seeks to support the recruitment and retention of bilingual Spanish/English students to the profession of librarianship through local REFORMA chapter scholarship funds.

Scholarship applicants should fulfill the following requirements:

Patricia Ayala Family

Be a resident of Southern California

Serrato Family


Be a resident of Orange County, California


All Applicants must:
Currently attend or have been accepted to any ALA- accredited institution for Fall 2012

Be bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) and/or committed to working with the Latino community

For more information contact: Albert Tovar at: Phone: 562-477-6493 E-mail: albert90631@gmail.com

The application deadline for the scholarships is: Monday, April 30, 2012 (postmarked)

To apply for a scholarship:

  • Complete the application form provided below.
  • Present proof of California residence or Orange County, California residence. [For example, a photocopy of your California driver’s license or California ID card.]
  • Present proof of acceptance/attendance at any ALA-accredited institution. [For example, a photocopy of your letter of acceptance, a list of current classes or an unofficial copy of your transcript.]
  • Include a personal statement of at least 500 words. [The statement should be typed, double-spaced, and include information about your background that is relevant to the scholarship goals and a description of your commitment to working with the Latino community.]


Orange County Chapter of REFORMA 2012-13 Scholarships Application

To apply, please supply the following information: For which of our scholarships do you wish to be considered?

[ ]Ayala [ ]Serrato [ ]Both

Name of Applicant: __________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

Telephone: ________________________ (home) ________________________ (work)

________________________ (cellular) E-mail Address: __________________________________________________________________

Name of the ALA-accredited institution you attend or to which you have been accepted: [ ] UCLA [ ] SJSU [ ] Other (specify) ___________________________ Where/How did you hear about our scholarships? __________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

The application deadline is: Monday, April 30, 2012 (postmarked) Mail completed applications to:

Albert Tovar Scholarship Committee REFORMA: Orange County Chapter 1011 Victoria Way La Habra, CA 90631


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