- An official record of master's-level courses completed to date (does not have to be an official transcript);
- A brief description of coursework taken that relates to youth services (maximum 500 words);
- Two letters of recommendation, both of which must be specific to the scholarship (at least one of the two letters should be from a library school professor; letters that are not specific to the scholarship will not be considered);
- A résumé (maximum two pages);
- A brief biographical statement (maximum 125 words);
- A statement of intent: an essay describing your interest in and commitment to youth services librarianship (maximum 1,000 words)
- Applicants must be California graduate students attending an American Library Association accredited school and have completed core coursework toward a master's of library and science or information studies degree.
- Recipients must also plan to become a children's or young adult librarian in a California public library and to join the California Library Association if not already a member.