JMRL/NAACP Scholarship


This NAACP/JMRL partnership is to encourage local African- American students to consider professional library work as a career option. To further that goal, the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP and the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL) have established a library internship and scholarship program for students in the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson.

Program Details

This program offers 200 annual hours of library work experience and a stipend of $2,000. In addition, Interns are eligible to apply for an annual scholarship of $1,000 to be used toward completion of an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree. Total possible annual value of this program: $3,000.      Click here to download the brochure about the scholarship program.


Applications may be submitted on paper or in electronic form to Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Successful applications must include the following:

  •  An essay of at least 300 words describing the applicantʼs commitment to education and literacy, commenting on why the NAACP is needed today, and expressing the applicant’s interest in public library work.
  • Transcripts showing all high school courses completed and GPA.
  •  A list of all work experience.
  •  High school students must submit a letter of college admittance. or a letter from a high school counselor verifying the applicant's intention to attend college.
  • Letters of reference from two non-family members familiar with the applicant’s academic and/or work background.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., April 22, 2016.
Electronic copies must include the subject “NAACP/JMRL Program”

and be submittedvia email to:
Paper copies may be submitted to:
Library Director
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library,
201 East Market Street,
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Application Review Procedure

Applications will be reviewed by a committee representing the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP and JMRL.  The Internship/Scholarship Award will be announced before May 21, 2016.

For further Information, please contact:

Library Director John Halliday,
201 E. Market St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Albemarle–Charlottesville NAACP President,
Dr. M. Rick Turner
P.O. Box 1522
Charlottesville, VA 22903

The NAACP/JMRL Internship and Scholarship Program is supported by a generous grant from the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Endowment Fund.
 Click here to download the brochure about the scholarship program.