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New Student Recruitment Scholarship Opportunities!

January 28, 2015

The School of Library and Information Science is pleased to announce a number of scholarships opportunities designed to recruit new MLIS students for Spring Summer 2015 and Fall 2015.  For full information and application requirements and deadlines, please see: http://slis.wayne.edu/admissions/new_student_scholarships.php 


Judith J. Field Scholarship

The Judith J. Field Scholarship is a $6500 tuition scholarship for an incoming MLIS student. This special scholarship is generously funded by Judith J. Field, a long-time faculty member.  Funding is available to award up to two (2) Field Scholarships per year.  

The $6500 tuition award is designed to support advanced, elective study for a student who has demonstrated a penchant for innovation, creativity, and “out of the box” thinking.  Scholarship recipients will be selected prior to starting the MLIS but tuition funds will be delayed until the recipient has achieved candidacy (successful completion of 9 hours in the MLIS program).  

Lothar Spang Memorial Scholarship

The Lothar Spang Memorial Scholarship is a $6500 tuition scholarship for an incoming MLIS student.  This scholarship honors Lothar Spang, a long-time Wayne State librarian who had a special interest in children, young adults, and urban, underserved communities.  This 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. Funding is available to award up to two (2) Spang Scholarships per year. 

The $6500 tuition award is designed to support advanced, elective study 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. Scholarship recipients will be selected prior to starting the MLIS but tuition funds will be delayed until the recipient has achieved candidacy (successful completion of 9 hours in the MLIS program).    

SLIS Diversity Recruitment Scholarship

The SLIS Diversity Recruitment Scholarship is a $5000 tuition scholarship for incoming students from an underrepresented group.  This special scholarship is funded by the WSU Graduate School in order to assist the School’s efforts to diversify the library and information professions. 

Diversity Recruitment Scholarship applicants must be new students, admitted to the WSU MLIS program, in order to be considered. Thus, Diversity Recruitment Scholarship applicants must satisfy the admissions criteria for the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science described at http://slis.wayne.edu/admissions/ and complete a WSU Graduate Application for Admission.

The Diversity Recruitment Scholarship will be awarded prior to starting MLIS classes.  Tuition funds will be disbursed after the student has achieved candidacy (successful completion of 9 hours in the MLIS program).  All funds must be disbursed by the Fall 2016 semester.