The Richland Library Friends and Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Ethel Bolden Minority Fellowship.

The $3,500 fellowship encourages and provides support to students from underserved and underrepresented ethnic and racial groups who are working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree at any university or college in South Carolina. They must also express an interest in working at Richland Library.

Fellowship recipients will be required to complete a research and reporting based project. While fellows are not required to be in Columbia or onsite Monday – Friday, the project may require completion of tasks in the Columbia area—both at the library and in the community.

A printable form is available at, which details specific eligibility, application requirements and requested forms. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

The Ethel Bolden Minority Fellowship aims to recognize Mrs. Ethel Bolden's years of service to the Richland County community and its libraries.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or

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