The James A. Houck Memorial Scholarship
Dr. James A. Houck (1941-1995) was a great friend of libraries. It is, therefore, a most appropriate tribute that each spring a $1,000 scholarship bearing his name is awarded to a student pursuing a graduate degree in Library Science.
Houck Scholarship Winners
1995 Carla Buss
1996 Sheri Chalfant
1997 Cathi Cardwell
1998 Robert Hackley
1999 Rhonda Filipin
2000 Brian Brennan
2002 Judy Kerr
2003 Greg Ricker
2004 Christina Delfosse
2005 Amanda Wrataric
2006 Hayley McEwing, Abigail Colucci
2007 Cortney Parsons
2008 Andrea Burton
2010 Samantha Schneider
2012 Amanda Miller
About Dr. James A. Houck
A published author, poet, and YSU professor emeritus, Dr. Houck was also a library enthusiast and library supporter at the local, state and national levels. He organized friends groups at Youngstown State University and The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.
In 1995, Dr. Houck was presented with a distinguished service award for his work with Friends of Libraries USA, a group he founded. The Ohio Library Foundation also honored Dr. Houck for his outstanding contributions to library friends groups.
The Friends of Maag Library are proud of their long association with Dr. James Houck.
Who can apply for the grant?
Eligible applicants are Youngstown State University students, graduates, staff, or Friends of Maag library members. Applicants should provide proof of acceptance into an ALA-accredited Library Science program.
How to apply
Application forms are available at Maag Library on the campus of Youngstown State University, in the Administrative Office or at the Circulation Desk.
The application is also available for download in PDF format.
When are applications due?
Applications must be returned by June 1. Please send your completed application to Maag Library c/o Michael Lisi.
When will the scholarship recipient be announced?
Announcement of the annual award will be made in July.