New Student Scholarship Application

SIS New Student Scholarships are competitive, merit-based awards targeted for new MLIS and MSIM students who intend to enroll in the School for the Fall 2018 semester. The School's goal is to recruit high achieving, motivated students who will contribute to the SIS learning community both on-campus and online. The awards will cover four INF courses: one in Fall 2018, one in Winter 2019, one in Fall 2019, one in Winter 2020 (approximately $9000).

Eligible nominees must:

  1. be admitted to SIS MLIS or MSIM program, AND
  2. begin their Master's program in Fall 2018, AND
  3. be enrolled for a minimum of 3 graduate credits each in Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Fall 2019 and Winter 2020.

Students are eligible only if they will not receive other forms of Graduate School funding for AY 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 (e.g. Graduate Professional Scholarship). Other requirements/stipulations:

  • Out-of-state students, including international students, are responsible for paying the out-of-state portion of tuition.
  • Differential tuition rates are the responsibility of the student.
  • The award is not transferrable if the original awardee does not meet the requirements of the scholarship or leaves a program before degree attainment.
  • Unused credits cannot be applied to other semesters
  • The scholarship must be used in 4 consecutive Fall/Winter semesters. Extensions will not be granted to students who do not enroll in consecutive semesters and tuition scholarship payments cannot be delayed to a future semester.

To apply, please complete the application below. Students must upload a personal statement between 250 and 750 words stating their educational background and professional objectives as they relate to their academic excellence, achievement and leadership experiences.

In order to be considered, applicants must be admitted to the MLIS or MSIM program by the application deadline date of April 22, 2018.

Special consideration will be given to applicants currently working in libraries or archives. If this is the case, the applicant must submit verification of their employment. (Examples: A letter by applicant's HR department verifying length of employment. Or, if applicant's letter of recommendation is from a library supervisor and it notes length of employment there, it may serve also as the verification of employment. Or a pay stub.)

Applicants are encouraged (but not required) to request a recommendation letter from one individual who can assess their academic or professional qualifications. In order to be considered, the recommendation letters or employment verifications must be received by the scholarship deadline date of April 22, 2017.  Please e-mail them to SUBJECT: New Student Scholarship, Applicant's Name.