CRANFORD, NJ - The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Cranford resident who is currently pursuing or intends to pursue a graduate degree in library and information science or media specialist. The award is not based on need. The candidate must furnish proof of acceptance to an accredited university, a letter of reference, and an essay. Applications are available at the Cranford Public Library reference desk. Completed applications should be mailed to: The Friends of the Cranford Public Library, P.O. Box 400, Cranford, NJ 07016. The deadline to apply is the May 1, 2015.