Other MLIS Student Scholarships
George A. Strait Minority Scholarships are awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need.
The American Library Association offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for MLIS students every year.
The ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and ARL member libraries, offers a stipend of up to $10,000 to program participants in support of graduate library and information science (LIS) education. The purpose of the program is to attract students from underrepresented groups to careers in academic and research libraries.
Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to 30 Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each.
The California Library Association provides three scholarships annually in the memory of Edna Yelland (1893-1966) to students enrolled in ALA accredited graduate programs in library or information science in California. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage and support ethnic minority students in the attainment of a graduate degree in library or information science and to encourage commitment to the improvement of library services to ethnic minority communities.
The College Scholarships Foundation offers a $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student studying library and information science.d
The Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship is designed to encourage graduate students in fields such as public policy, American history, economics, archival management, and government. Preference will be given to projects that involve research in the State of California. The award of $1,100 is to be used to pursue research in the Dumke Collection or other collections housed within the CSU system.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading Hispanic scholarship organization, providing the Hispanic community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. In its 34 year history, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded close to $280M in scholarships to more than 90,000 students in need. Two-thirds of these students were the first in their families to go to college.
The Medical Library Association offers an annual scholarship of up to $5,000 for a minority student who is entering an ALA-accredited library school or who is no more than half-way through his or her MLIS coursework. African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Islander American individuals who wish to study health sciences librarianship are encouraged to apply.
The purpose of the Mosaic scholarship is to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
Special Libraries Association Affirmative Action Scholarship
The SLA Affirmative Action Scholarship is for MLIS students who are U.S. citizens and members of one of these minority groups: Black (African American), Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian, native Aleutian (Alaskan), or native Hawaiian. Consideration will be given to SLA members or to applicants who have worked in a special library setting.
The American Library Association (ALA) offers the Spectrum Scholarship to encourage diversity in librarianship. Eligible applicants are those who are U.S. or Canada citizens and are Native American Indian/Alaskan, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. For more information, please visit the ALA Spectrum Scholarship.
The Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts will award two $2,000.00 graduate student scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year. Students in the MLIS program are eligible.
Scholarships come from a number of different sources, including SJSU, private donors, alumni, and private industry. Awards are generally based on scholastic achievement and financial need. All students are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships as possible, to lessen their need for loans or part-time work to attend school. Students who want to apply for SJSU scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year can do so online.
SLIS Scholarships for Current Students have been endowed by faculty, students, alumni and friends of SLIS and are awarded based on academic merit. Students must have completed the four required core courses (200, 202, 203, 204); have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5; and cannot be in their last semester in the program.
The William Randolf Hearst / CSU Trustees' Award recognizes students who have overcome adversity, demonstrated financial need, and have attributes of merit including superior academic performance, exemplary community service, and significant personal achievements.
Scholarship Resource Website
A well organized website providing links to scholarships for Hispanic students.