Scholarships & Awards
- Beta Phi Mu Pi Chapter (BPM-Pi) Award for Scholarly Achievement: Each year, BPM-Pi makes available a scholarship for up to three graduate students currently enrolled in the Library and Information Science program whose achievement in their selected area of study is judged outstanding by the BPM-Pi Chapter officers and/or faculty recommendation.
- Sarah C. Cohen Endowment for School Library Practicum Experience: In honor of his late wife, Sara Cohen (MLIS ’95), Ed Cohen established this endowment to provide awards to outstanding students in the School Library Certification Program (SLCP). Awards are granted to students who complete the School Library Practicum Experience (LIS 2922), and who are selected by a SLCP committee.
- Margaret Mary Corbett Memorial Award: This award is offered to the student presenting the best LIS dissertation proposal. The Fund was established by friends, graduates, colleagues, and relatives in memory of Margaret “Peg” Corbett.
- Lancour, Immroth, Brewster Endowment Fund: This award recognizes an LIS student whose achievement in the field of international and comparative studies is judged outstanding by the dean and/or faculty committee. Awards may cover supplies, travel, and books.
- Tung-Li and Hui-Hsi Yuan Family Scholarship: This scholarship provides support for students in the MLIS and LIS PhD degree programs, and is awarded by the department chair. The intent of this scholarship is to advance leadership in the field of library and information science in China.
- School Library Certification Program (SLCP) Award: The SLCP Award is given to students nominated by LIS SLCP faculty who exemplify academic excellence and professional promise as school librarians. Awardees are selected by a faculty committee.
- Alumni Fellowship of the Carnegie Library School Fund: This fund was established in 1927 from the alumni of Carnegie Library School. This fund provides scholarship grants to the students in the Library and Information Science degree programs.
- Bertha G. Louik Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship supports students enrolled in the LIS degree programs. Awardees are selected by faculty committee.
- The Dr. Joan Brest Friedberg Scholarship: The Dr. Joan Brest Friedberg Scholarship provides support to a part-time, in-state student enrolled in the MLIS program. The scholarship was established to honor Dr. Joan Brest Friedberg, co-founder of Beginning with Books.
- E. Blanche Woolls Endowed Scholarship for Library Scholars: This fund supports a full or partial scholarship for students enrolled in the doctoral program. Awardees are selected by faculty committee.
- E. J. Josey Scholarship for Minorities in Library Science: In memory of E. J. Josey, professor emeritus at the former School of Information Sciences, this scholarship supports an MLIS student who shows potential for academic excellence and leadership in the profession. Dr. Josey was a pioneer in the field of library and information science, working tirelessly to integrate libraries and the library workforce.
- Elva S. Smith Scholarship: The Elva S. Smith Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship that covers three terms of study leading to the MLIS degree. It is awarded to an individual who exhibits potential for contributing to children & young adult services in a public library.
- Elva S. Smith Endowed Scholarship – This endowed scholarship is used for full or partial tuition for students interested in Children and Youth Services.
- Frank B. and Anne J. Sessa Scholarship: This endowed scholarship supports MLIS students who are interested in working in public libraries, and is awarded by a faculty committee.
- H.W. Wilson Scholarship: This scholarship supports students enrolled in the LIS degree programs. Awardees are selected by faculty committee.
- K. Subramanyam Scholarship for Library and Information Sciences: This scholarship is offered to a student pursuing an LIS degree as a reward for academic excellence. Awardees are selected by faculty committee.
- LIS Scholarship fund – funding for this scholarship comes from alumni and friends and is used for tuition support for MLIS students.
- Margaret Hodges Quasi-Endowed Scholarship: In honor of the late Margaret Hodges, professor emeritus at the former School of Information Sciences, this fund provides a one-time scholarship for a MLIS student who is pursuing a career in children’s librarianship.
- Martha P. and Joseph Lang Jr. Fund: This scholarship supports students enrolled in the LIS degree programs. Awardees are selected by faculty committee.
- Nina C. Brotherton Scholarship: The Brotherton Scholarship was established by the Carnegie Library School Class of 1925 to provide financial assistance to students in the LIS degree programs. Awardees are selected by faculty committee.
- Clair Pyle Fund – to be awarded to a female in the MLIS, PhD or certificate programs in ICDS (as funds are available)
- Blance Calistri McManus Scholarship Fund – To provide support for tuition and other educational expenses for graduate student(s) in the School of Computing and Information with a preference for students pursuing an LIS degree.
- Diversity Librarian Fellowship and Residency Program [master’s students only]: This program offers minority candidates an opportunity to pursue the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree while gaining valuable, hands-on experience in a large academic library system. The goal of this two-year program is to increase the number of underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities within academic librarianship by providing the graduate education and the practical experience critical for successful entrance into the profession.
- Commonwealth Scholars Assistantship: Each year, the School of Computing and Information receives Commonwealth Funds, which are earmarked to support graduate students from underrepresented groups who are U.S. citizens or U.S. immigrants/permanent residents. This program offers both tuition and stipend support, as part of this 10-15 hour/week assistantship. Commonwealth-supported students will assist with student recruiting, community-building events, and school diversity programs. If interested, please select “Commonwealth Funds” when completing the financial assistance portion of your application for admission.
- Graduate Student Assistant (GSA) / Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) [doctoral students only]: GSAs and GSRs receive remission of half or full tuition plus a stipend for a 10 or 20-hour weekly assignment in the school. GSAs may be assigned to work with one or more faculty members or to work in the School’s Labs. GSRs are assigned to work on research projects. Stipend rates are established by the University and are available here.
- Teaching Assistant (TA) / Teaching Fellow (TF) [doctoral students only]: TAs receive full or partial tuition remission plus a stipend for assisting faculty with their teaching and/or research. TFs receive full tuition remission plus a stipend for teaching one course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Stipend rates are established by the University and are available here.