News and Announcements Archive

New SLIS Scholarship Opportunities

May 18, 2012

The School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University is pleased to announce four new scholarship opportunities for incoming students for Fall 2012.

Lothar Spang Memorial Scholarship

The Lothar Spang Memorial Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship (36 credits) for a master’s degree in library and information science (MLIS) to a student starting in the fall 2012 semester.  The scholarship is provided in honor of Lothar Spang, a long-time Wayne State librarian who had a special interest in children, young adults, and urban, underserved communities. This full scholarship is funded by the generosity of Spang’s widow, Jean Spang, as well as Lothar’s many friends and colleagues at the University, and,  particularly, his colleagues in the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) union.
 
The full tuition award is designed to support 36 credits of graduate credit for a student with extreme financial need who demonstrates career plans to serve as a public librarian or school media specialist in an underserved, urban community in the Detroit metropolitan area.
 
For more information and full application requirements, please see: http://slis.wayne.edu/spang_scholarship.php
 
 
The Wayne State University Library System and the School of Library and Information Science are pleased to announce the availability of a WSU Library Fellowship starting in Fall 2012.  This fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship (36 credits) for a master’s degree in library and information science (MLIS), annual $15,000 stipend, and health insurance  to a student starting in the fall 2012 semester.  The fellow will work 20 hours per week alongside library professionals across the WSU library system.  The fellow will be exposed to a wide range of professional library work activities and projects.
For more information and full application requirements, please see: http://slis.wayne.edu/wsu_fellow_application.php
 
 
The SLIS Recruitment Scholarships are competitive, merit-based awards targeted for new MLIS students who intend to enroll in the School during the 2012-2013 academic year. The School’s goal is to recruit high achieving, motivated students who will contribute to the SLIS learning community both on-campus and online. The awards will cover two LIS courses.
 
For more information and full application requirements, please see: http://slis.wayne.edu/recruitment_scholarship.php
 
 
The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science is pleased to announce the availability of a full tuition scholarship (15 credits) for a graduate certificate in library and information science to a student starting in the fall 2012 semester.  Eligible certificates include the Graduate Certificate in Arts and Museum Librarianship and the Graduate Certificate in Urban Librarianship.  This special scholarship is funded by Judith J. Field, a long-time faculty member in the School.  The full tuition award is designed to support 15 credits of study for a student who has demonstrated a penchant for innovation, creativity, and “out of the box” thinking during his/her career to date. 
 
For more information and full application requirements, please see: http://slis.wayne.edu/field_scholarship.php
 
The deadline for all applications is July 1.